Valpak offers free help on global compliance
By Anthony Clark
Posted 29 June 2012
Valpak is to stage a series of free seminars to help companies comply with overseas producer responsibility legislation.
A growing number of countries are implemented environmental legislation, including producer responsibility laws for packaging waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries. If a UK business exports or has an operation or a presence overseas it could be affected by these laws, points out Valpak.
Duncan Simpson, Valpak’s director of sales and marketing, said: “Many UK based manufacturers and retailers, both large and small, are looking to expand their business operations overseas, and are looking into export markets.
“At the same time, consumers are increasingly becoming global buyers as they are using the internet to purchase goods. Consequently, more businesses are finding that their products are arriving and ultimately ending their lives overseas.
“Most businesses are aware of the UK regulations that are in place which cover waste, the movement of waste and producer responsibility for packaging, waste electronics and batteries. However, some businesses may not know that similar legislation exists in many other countries,” he pointed out.
“Therefore, it is important that businesses that export or have a presence in other countries should find out what regulations exist, if they are affected and if so what they need to do to ensure that they’re compliant overseas.”
Further details about the free International Compliance Seminars can be found here.
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