Valpak welcomes Defra appointment to EPR scheme administrator

Steve Gough, CEO at the UK’s largest compliance scheme – Reconomy brand Valpak – has welcomed Defra’s announcement that OPRL’s Dr Margaret Bates has been appointed as head for the UK Extended Producer Responsibility (pEPR) for packaging scheme administrator.

Gough said: “Both I, and the team at Valpak, would like to congratulate Margaret on an appointment that will earn support across the supply chain. Margaret’s wealth of experience at Northampton University and OPRL, and her dedication to serving the sector while president of CIWM, will help to drive Defra’s packaging reforms forward collaboratively. We wish her success and look forward to working with her in her new role.”

Valpak’s mission is to create a sustainable, waste-free world. The company helps its clients to reduce waste and recycle more, continually innovating and using leading data science and expertise to inspire businesses.

Valpak is the largest environmental compliance scheme in the UK. It works with major names, such as Aldi, Tesco, ASOS, and Miele, and manages compliance for more than 2,000 businesses. In 2022, it celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Valpak is a Reconomy Group company. Reconomy Group is an innovative, tech-led provider of services to enable the circular economy, with the purpose of creating a truly sustainable world by conserving finite resources. Enabling businesses around the world to improve their ESG outcomes, the Reconomy Group delivers value through its unique set of integrated capabilities – Recycle, Comply and Re-use.

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