Valuepack is an independent packaging waste compliance scheme, accredited by the Environment Agency and established in 2004. The scheme meets its members’ obligations under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.
The regulations obligate companies to recover and recycle packaging waste to meet the UK’s national targets. In 1996 only 30% of packaging waste was recycled in the UK. Since the UK packaging waste regulations became law, this proportion has doubled (based on 2007 figures), reducing landfill and ensuring valuable resources are retained in the economic cycle.