Victor Bell, US Managing Director at EPI, will be participating in a round table discussion at the MakeUp in NewYork Conference on September 12 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Victor will join other industry professionals to share his individual perspective on how sustainable practices can be integrated into beauty packaging, and how sustainability can align with the concept of a circular economy throughout the supply chain.
Victor Bell, President of EPI, recently presented at the World Petrochemical Conference. He will also be hosting a workshop at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Impact conference in Seattle, Washington in early April.
Recycle BC, Stewardship Ontario and MMSW (Saskatchewan) - all members of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance - recently uploaded their 2019 packaging EPR fees. Almost all fees are raising, with many categories experiencing significant changes.
A Resources and Waste Strategy is due to be published in the UK by the end of 2018, and the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has proposed to make the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) packaging waste management regime a major part of the Strategy.
A PRN is purchased by producers placing packaging on the UK market as part of their EPR system, and it serves to provide evidence that waste packaging material has been recycled.
However, critics have raised concerns about a lack of incentives for eco-design as well as a lack of transparency over how PRN revenue is actually spent.
In August 2018, the Colombian Ministry of Environment issued a Resolution holding packaging producers responsible for the management of their packaging waste. Resolution 1407/2018 “By which the environmental management of packaging waste and packaging of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal is regulated and other determinations are made” is the first law of its kind in Columbia, and it regulates general packaging waste management through an EPR scheme.
There have been several bills passed and introduced in California and New Jersey governments this month that are focused on waste reduction, especially concerning plastics.
Three bills in California were signed by the governor on September 20, 2018. Three concurrent resolutions in New Jersey were introduced in the State Senate on September 17.
Since the 1970s, the world has come together to focus efforts on local, national and global scales to start a conversation and take care of the earth. This year’s theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, calls for us to focus on reducing our reliance on plastics in everyday life.