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

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

Re-designing cities to create a circular economy
by Jennifer Brook at 15:04 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Big cities are where the highest concentration of population density is found, meaning they produce the majority of our pollution. However, this means they are the biggest source from whence we can reduce our environmental impact. They are hubs for education, innovation, culture, and sharing ideas. Explaining the concept of a circular economy and how to ...

Re-designing cities to create a circular economy

At a glance: is compostable packaging all it seems?
by Jennifer Brook at 13:14 in Environmental, Content under Environmental

At a glance: is compostable packaging all it seems?

​Common misconceptions around the terms 'compostable / biodegradable / recyclable'. Sometimes when packaging says its 'environmentally friendly' or 'green', it's not all it's cracked up to be! We've put together a quick list of things to be aware of when you buy packaging that claims to be 'compostable', 'biodegradable' or 'recyclable', and some different...

Colorado's EPR Law
by Jennifer Brook at 10:31 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​This year has been groundbreaking for extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation in the United States. On June 3rd this year, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 22-1355 into law, joining California, Oregon and Maine as the first four US states to pass this form of legislation.Colorado's EPR law affects producers of packaging and cert...

Colorado's EPR Law

French packaging labelling - July 2022 updates
by Jennifer Brook at 09:26 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

French packaging labelling - July 2022 updates

​The French producer responsibility organization for packaging, CITEO, released specific and thorough labelling guidance for their members at the end of last year, to help producers follow the less-detailed requirements of the law. As explained in a previous Lorax EPI blog from last year, the French law requires producers to include component pictograms (...

What is environmental reporting? The meaning behind AR, PRO and other key terms
by Jennifer Brook at 16:11 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​For companies that are new to the world of environmental compliance, it can be difficult to know where to start. A number of countries both in Europe and across the world require you to report the amount of packaging, waste electronics (WEEE) and batteries that you place on the market, as part of extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws. There will be...

What is environmental reporting? The meaning behind AR, PRO and other key terms

New Year, new legislation
by Jennifer Brook at 16:14 in Battery, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

New Year, new legislation

Lorax EPI would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! With the new year comes new obligations. This blog explores some of the global environmental packaging legislation that came into effect on 1 January 2022.Labelling: France's mandatory labelling system has been updated to obligate use of the Triman logo on all packaging. Sorting instructions must be ...

Russia 2021: The current status of EPR regulations
by Jennifer Brook at 10:23 in Battery, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging, WEEE under Environmental

​Extended producer responsibility (EPR) in Russia is governed by two main bodies: the Russian government and the Eurasian Economic Union, or EAEU. Member States of the EAEU include Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, and regulations made by this body affect all affiliated countries. The main EPR system in Russia is set by the Russian gove...

Russia 2021: The current status of EPR regulations

French packaging labelling explained
by Jennifer Brook at 16:56 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

French packaging labelling explained

Due to changes in French law, there are now even stricter regulations regarding the labels on packaging in France. As a result, the main producer responsibility organisation, CITEO, has published labelling guidelines for their members, showing the mandatory labels to be used.France is introducing new sorting labels, and part of this change expands the use...

Textile EPR in Sweden
by Jennifer Brook at 14:22 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental under Environmental

​According to a draft bill that is expected to pass soon, Sweden will be introducing extended producer responsibility legislation for textiles from 1 January 2022. The EU Waste Framework Directive requires all Member States to set up separate waste collection for textiles by 2025. This is corroborated in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, and Lorax EPI ...

Textile EPR in Sweden

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