Valpak launches seminars to help businesses on international compliance


A series of free international compliance seminars has been launched by Valpak to help businesses comply with producer responsibility legislation overseas.

With a number of countries across the globe implementing various pieces of environmental legislation, including producer responsibility laws for packaging waste, WEEE and waste batteries, these seminars will help businesses that export or have a presence overseas.


Valpak sales and marketing director Duncan Simpson 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. 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.”

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