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Mechanical Recycling: How It Works and Why It Matters
by Justin Given at 09:00 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Recycling stands out as a vital strategy to manage waste and to aid in the conservation of our resources. Within the spectrum of recycling methods, mechanical recycling is one of the most significant and most common. But what exactly is mechanical recycling, and how does it contribute to the bigger picture of sustainability?Mechanical recycling is the pr...

Mechanical Recycling: How It Works and Why It Matters

Are you on top of EPR in Denmark?
by Aaron Sarah at 14:12 in Packaging, Emerging under Environmental

Are you on top of EPR in Denmark?

​Denmark is the one of the final countries in the EU to implement Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging. Whilst EPR does not officially come into force in Denmark until July 2025, companies are facing obligations from 2024. So this begs the question, is your company on top of these regulations?The EPR regulations in Denmark mean that any co...

Navigating Environmental Regulations: Lorax EPI's Consultancy Services
by Joshua Martin at 16:09 in Content under Environmental

​In the ever-changing world of environmental regulations, businesses grapple with the dual challenge of compliance and sustainability. That's where Lorax EPI steps in. We're more than just a consultancy firm; we're your partners in addressing these complex issues head-on.We dive deep into your existing data infrastructure, identifying areas where addition...

Navigating Environmental Regulations: Lorax EPI's Consultancy Services

Understanding Recyclability Assessments: A Key Component of Future Packaging Compliance
by Jianhong Hu at 09:23 in Packaging, Circular Economy under Environmental

Understanding Recyclability Assessments: A Key Component of Future Packaging Compliance

​You may have heard of the term 'Recyclability Assessment' through various voluntary Green initiatives but have you realized this has been making its way into the EPR regulations? Let's delve deeper into what this means for your packaging obligations.What is a Recyclability Assessment?A Recyclability Assessment involves a thorough evaluation of packaging ...

Revolutionising packaging: The rise of post-consumer recycled content
by Verity Anipa at 11:27 in Packaging, Emerging, Circular Economy, Environmental under Environmental

​In an era where sustainability is not just a choice but a necessity, the push towards using recycled content in packaging is gaining more momentum. Industries worldwide are increasingly focusing on the circular economy model, which involves more and more countries introducing post-consumer recycled (PCR) content targets. PCR content refers to the portion...

Revolutionising packaging: The rise of post-consumer recycled content

Exploring the European Union's Influence on EPR Policy in Eastern Neighbouring Countries
by Ollie Perkins at 12:55 in Circular Economy under Environmental

Exploring the European Union's Influence on EPR Policy in Eastern Neighbouring Countries

​The European Union (EU) and its member states have often been seen as the world leaders in establishing 'extended producer responsibility' (EPR) frameworks, with early policy dating back to the early 1990s. Based on this, I aim to explore some of the changes in product and waste stewardship in the last few years from eastern bloc's neighbours.Armenia:In ...

One Step Closer to Mandatory EPR: Thailand's New Draft EPR Law
by Sian Lee at 10:45 in Emerging, Packaging, Environmental under Environmental

​Last month, the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment consulted on the Draft Sustainable Packaging Management Act, which would provide the legal basis for introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging in Thailand. If passed into law, the new Draft Act would additionally create the legal basis for future regulations whi...

One Step Closer to Mandatory EPR: Thailand's New Draft EPR Law

Ecoembes: Your most complex report in Europe and how we can help you
by Jennifer Brook at 13:45 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

Ecoembes: Your most complex report in Europe and how we can help you

​As one of the biggest producer responsibility organisations (PROs) or schemes in Europe, Ecoembes is a leading player in the world of EPR. They are the main packaging scheme in Spain, and require producers who sell packaged products into Spain to report annually on multiple, different data points.At Lorax, we have studied this report for many years and h...

Chemical Recycling: What is it?
by Justin Given at 17:05 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

​In recent years, there has been intensified efforts to address the issue of plastic waste as governments across the world are attempting to close the loop. Through this push for effective waste management, chemical recycling has become a promising solution, offering a new approach to tackle the challenges posed by traditional plastic recycling methods. B...

Chemical Recycling: What is it?

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape with ENVI™ Lite: A Comprehensive Overview
by Joshua Martin at 14:25 in Environmental, Packaging, Content under Environmental

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape with ENVI™ Lite: A Comprehensive Overview

​As Extended Producer Responsibility ('EPR') regulations evolve and expand, keeping track of the ever-evolving regulations and how they relate to your company is vital. To help you keep ahead of this moving landscape, we are introducing ENVI™ Lite, our Global Online Regulatory Portal, designed to be your ally in navigating the intricate web of packaging, ...

Navigating Kenya's new waste management landscape: Are your products compliant?
by Verity Anipa at 09:23 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​If you are a producer of goods in Kenya, there is a crucial question you need to ask yourself: Have you registered your products and associated packaging in accordance with the latest environmental regulations? The passage of the plastic bag ban in 2017 and enactment last year of section 13 of the Sustainable Waste Management Act No. 31 of 2022 framework...

Navigating Kenya's new waste management landscape: Are your products compliant?

How is packaging legislation changing in the EU?
by Annis Mapleston at 11:33 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

How is packaging legislation changing in the EU?

​Having been relatively stable for many years, EU packaging legislation is currently undergoing a number of significant changes. The EU is currently either considering or has recently passed proposals including the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), the Green Claims Directive and the Eco-Design for Sustainable Products Framework. In this b...

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

How does the Canadian Federal Plastics Registry effect your company?
by Aaron Sarah at 11:01 in Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

How does the Canadian Federal Plastics Registry effect your company?

​At the end of 2023, the draft notice regarding the creation of a federal plastics registry was published in the Canada gazette for consultation. The Canadian government have stated that currently 4.4 million tonnes of plastic are thrown away annually, with only 9% currently recycled. The aim of the federal plastics registry would to be to allow the gover...

Global Plastics Treaty: The Latest from the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s Third Session (INC-3)
by Sian Lee at 09:43 in Packaging, Environmental, Emerging under Environmental

​From 13-19 November 2023, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) convened in Nairobi for the Third Session (INC-3) of negotiations on the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The INC, which was established by the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2022, aims to negotiate a new legally binding glo...

Global Plastics Treaty: The Latest from the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s Third Session (INC-3)

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...

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