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Packaging Waste Regulations: Are You Compliant?

By Andy Fay • Thursday 17th January 2013

As January kicks off what we hope will be another successful year in business, we are reminding our customers that now is the time of year to think about their Packaging Waste obligations.

It is all too common for businesses to brush this under the proverbial carpet or add it to the never ending 'to do' list, but there are pretty serious consequences involved for those who dodge their responsibilities.

Are you obligated?

If your company turns over more than £2 million a year and handles more than 50 tonnes of packaging around goods a year, you may be bound by UK Government Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

Under The Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007, companies which exceed such turnovers are required to assess the amount of packaging they handle, and contribute towards the cost of recycling in the UK.

Kite Environmental Solutions

Here at Kite we understand that some of you do not have a head for numbers, are too busy to make the calculations or just have no idea where to start, so for our online customers we have launched a live on site compliance calculator aimed at making life a little easier.

If you buy your packaging online from us the good news is you can find out exactly what you have used via the My Account section of the website - simply log in and click on the Packaging Regs tab. Our handy calculator will automatically produce a report showing the weights of all the packaging materials you have bought from us over a user-defined period, as well as a graph to see your packaging usage at a glance.

The on site tool will be great addition for businesses who have previously struggled to get a handle on this very difficult bit of legislation.

Kite can provide businesses with one-to-one support to those unsure of their responsibilities, and you can be assigned a regulations expert to help with the whole compliance process, including an initial assessment of your company, identification of your obligated packaging and a calculation of your obligation, among other services.

So what are you waiting for? find out if you are compliant at the click of a button!

Andy Fay

Andy Fay

17th January • 2013