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Navigating the Regulatory Landscape with ENVI™ Lite: A Comprehensive Overview
by Joshua Martin at 14:25 in Environmental, Packaging, Content

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape with ENVI™ Lite: A Comprehensive Overview

​As Extended Producer Responsibility ('EPR') regulations evolve and expand, keeping track of the ever-evolving regulations and how they relate to your company is vital. To help you keep ahead of this moving landscape, we are introducing ENVI™ Lite, our Global Online Regulatory Portal, designed to be your ally in navigating the intricate web of packaging, ...

Navigating Kenya's new waste management landscape: Are your products compliant?
by Verity Anipa at 09:23 in Environmental, Packaging

​If you are a producer of goods in Kenya, there is a crucial question you need to ask yourself: Have you registered your products and associated packaging in accordance with the latest environmental regulations? The passage of the plastic bag ban in 2017 and enactment last year of section 13 of the Sustainable Waste Management Act No. 31 of 2022 framework...

Navigating Kenya's new waste management landscape: Are your products compliant?

How is packaging legislation changing in the EU?
by Annis Mapleston at 11:33 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging

How is packaging legislation changing in the EU?

​Having been relatively stable for many years, EU packaging legislation is currently undergoing a number of significant changes. The EU is currently either considering or has recently passed proposals including the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), the Green Claims Directive and the Eco-Design for Sustainable Products Framework. In this b...

Incoming: Textile EPR reporting
by Jennifer Brook at 17:30 in Circular Economy, Content, Environmental

​No longer a distant missile, textile reporting has already landed in several European countries, and is continuing to spread across the EU.A previous Lorax blog on textiles from 2021 stated that the EU Waste Framework Directive currently only requires member states to set up separate collection for textiles by 1 January 2025. More is needed to put this i...

Incoming: Textile EPR reporting

How does the Canadian Federal Plastics Registry effect your company?
by Aaron Sarah at 11:01 in Emerging, Packaging

How does the Canadian Federal Plastics Registry effect your company?

​At the end of 2023, the draft notice regarding the creation of a federal plastics registry was published in the Canada gazette for consultation. The Canadian government have stated that currently 4.4 million tonnes of plastic are thrown away annually, with only 9% currently recycled. The aim of the federal plastics registry would to be to allow the gover...

Global Plastics Treaty: The Latest from the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s Third Session (INC-3)
by Sian Lee at 09:43 in Packaging, Environmental, Emerging

​From 13-19 November 2023, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) convened in Nairobi for the Third Session (INC-3) of negotiations on the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The INC, which was established by the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2022, aims to negotiate a new legally binding glo...

Global Plastics Treaty: The Latest from the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s Third Session (INC-3)

The Big Refill Debate
by Jennifer Brook at 11:40 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental

The Big Refill Debate

​What is better for the planet – reusing our water bottles and food containers, or recycling them to make new ones? We should make less plastic in general – but how do we manage the plastic we already have and the current needs of the consumer?The refill vs recycling debate has been going on for years, and producers have found different ways to meet custo...

Eradicating Plastic Pollution across the South Pacific
by Ollie Perkins at 10:31 in Environmental, Packaging, Content

​The South Pacific Ocean is home to a diverse host of island nations that share many things from rich cultural traditions to a deep connection with nature. One thing they also have in common is the growing issue of marine pollution washing up on their shores.The capacity to manage domestic waste sustainably is a mutually growing problem in the region. It ...

Eradicating Plastic Pollution across the South Pacific

Insight Into Maine’s Implementation of Packaging EPR
by Justin Given at 14:30 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

Insight Into Maine’s Implementation of Packaging EPR

​Maine is one of the first states to begin implementing packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation. This law requires brands and packaging industry players to take financial responsibility for materials in the state's recycling system. Currently, four states are actively working to set up the operational framework for these programs.Main...

Lorax EPI attends Sustainability In Packaging Europe
by Aaron Sarah at 09:06 in Circular Economy, Packaging

​On the 17th and 18th of October, Lorax EPI had the pleasure of attending the Sustainability in Packaging Europe conference, held in Barcelona. The conference is aimed at driving innovation in producing more sustainable packaging solutions as we move towards a circular economy. The conference included a series of different talks, panel discussions and wor...

Lorax EPI attends Sustainability In Packaging Europe

How do you manage EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 15:56 in Environmental, Content

How do you manage EPR?

​As Extended Producer Responsibility ('EPR') regulations evolve and expand, it can be hard to keep up with the requirements and obligations. A solid data management process is essential to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best practices and tips for managing your EPR data effectively, through these 6 st...

Lorax Junior Consultant finalist in UN Packaging Design Competition
by Qinthar Aghnia Audiawarman at 15:36 in Circular Economy, Packaging, Environmental

​Junior Environmental Compliance Consultant Qin Audiawarman recently took part in a UN-sponsored packaging design project in Indonesia, in this blog we hear from Qin about the initiative, and look into why it is so important: 'I am thrilled to announce that I recently took a part in designing the packaging solution for Indonesia. This innovation was subm...

Lorax Junior Consultant finalist in UN Packaging Design Competition

What is happening with UK EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 13:43 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging, Content

What is happening with UK EPR?

If you're a business owner in the UK selling packaged products, you're likely aware of the ongoing packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reform. The EPR reform introduces extra layers of complexity to the existing packaging policies. In this article, we're here to provide you with clear information to help you navigate it effectively. The funda...

Why does EPR matter?
by Annis Mapleston at 13:53 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

​In our last blog, we covered the general concept of EPR. Its benefits for governments are clear, as it shifts the costs of waste management away from taxpayers onto the companies that profit from the products and packaging that end up in the waste stream. It should also encourage producers to consider the sustainability of their goods and packaging, de...

Why does EPR matter?

What is EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 07:39 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

What is EPR?

​Introducing a 5-part mini-blog series, dedicated to helping you understand what EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) is, where it came from and how best to comply. As a business owner, you may be wondering how the new regulations on plastic packaging will affect your operations and costs. In this blog post, we will explain what Extended Producer Respon...

Lorax EPI enters its sixth year supporting young local talent
by Joshua Martin at 07:23 in Content

Since 2017 Lorax has been running a work experience programme for young people in the Rugby area. Each year Lorax staff visit local senior schools and meet members of the sixth form studying Computing and related subjects. Successful candidates join Lorax for a 1–2-week period where they meet team members, participate in day-to-day meetings and work on...

Lorax EPI enters its sixth year supporting young local talent

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