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Join EPI President Victor Bell in Barcelona, Spain from October 24-26 at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe Conference. On the afternoon of October 24, Victor will be holding a workshop on an update and review of global EPR programs and how to achieve effective and efficient EPR reporting and corporate sustainability success. Find out more about Victor's workshop here or get more information about the conference here

 
 
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On September 7th at 10am EDT (3pm BST), Victor Bell, in conjunction with Intertek Health, Environment & Regulatory Services, will be holding a free webinar on global product and packaging Extended Producer Responsibility compliance levies, and how companies can understand their impact on cost of goods and reduce associated administrative burdens. The webinar will discuss how companies can use redipoint® software solution as a tool to navigate the myriad of corporate EPR reporting requirements that exist today.

Find more details and register for this complimentary webinar here.


 
 
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The 2017 Conference on Canadian Stewardship is being held from September 27-29 in Montreal. EPI is a Silver Sponsor of the Conference. EPI President Victor Bell will discuss the myriad of packaging stewardship requirements impacting retailers and brandowners and will lead a workshop along with Intertek at 10:30 on the 27th on utilizing EPR reporting data to track and meet corporate sustainability goals. Find more information and register for the Conference here

 
 
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The Product Stewardship Institute will be holding their 2017 US Product Stewardship Forum from July 25-26 in Boston. EPI President Victor Bell will be moderating a panel of experts on packaging product stewardship in the US and internationally. Register for the Forum and find more information here

 
 
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EPI President Victor Bell has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the University of Rhode Island's Research Foundation. The mission of the URI Research Foundation is to promote new technology ventures and collaboration between industry and the university. Find more information on the Research Foundation here

 
 
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A commentary by Niamh Lehane, a Researcher with EPI, was published on IndustryIntelligence.com on January 17. The article discusses the Trump Administration and how a lessened concern for the environment at the federal level may spell heightened environmental protection activity at the state level. Industry Intel subscribers can access the article here

 
 
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The Sustainable Packaging Coalition will hold its annual conference, SustPack 2017, from April 24th to the 26th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Victor Bell will be presenting on the second day of the conference. As co-chair of Connecticut's Task Force to study ways to reduce consumer waste, Victor will discuss where the state stands on implementing packaging waste reduction policies. Register and find more information here

 
 
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As part of its Special Act 16-6 (approved in June 2016), Connecticut's General Assembly has created a Task Force to study methods for reducing consumer packaging that generates solid waste. EPI President Victor Bell, as an expert in international extended producer responsibility programs, has been appointed as a member of the Task Force and will also serve as co-chair.

 
 
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Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the further expansion of its sustainability services, through a partnership with Environmental Packaging International (EPI), developer of redipoint®, a global Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reporting solution. 

Intertek provides organizations with assurance solutions designed to help address a wide variety of customer and market sustainability compliance activities and requirements. Successful companies recognize the benefit of building sustainability principles into their business strategy and operations. Sustainability involves such aspects as setting clear targets and measuring progress towards them, maximizing operational efficiency, developing opportunities for further economic benefits, and achieving buy-in and recognition from stakeholders. From the perspective of product design and manufacturing, sustainability can be embodied in tools such as life cycle assessments, which provide a thorough analysis of a product's environmental impact throughout the entire supply chain. 

 
 
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On November 21, Victor Bell participated, along with other speakers, in a webinar presented by the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) entitled "How Do Packaging EPR Programs Impact Cost of Goods and Product Design". A recording of the webinar is available here