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Veolia first waste company to join OPRL membership

Published 27th August, 2020 by Neil Nixon

Veolia first waste company to join OPRL membership

Veolia has become the first company to join the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organisation under the recently introduced waste management company membership grade. The new membership continues the collaboration between OPRL and Veolia to advance recycling of packaging in the drive to improve sustainability.

OPRL Ltd operates the UK-wide On-Pack Recycling Label scheme recently rated as global best practice by the UN Environment Programme, and joins over 540 businesses using the labelling system to engage their customers in recycling. Veolia's membership now means the company's large customer base can access a fully aligned service on the recyclability and labelling of their packaging as part of the OPRL membership.

Tim Duret, technology and organics director, Veolia UK and Ireland, said: “From my perspective with a long involvement in the recycling sector, it’s really encouraging that the whole value chain is now coming together to overcome the barriers to creating a true circular economy for packaging. As new members, we're delighted to contribute to OPRL’s development of the labelling scheme and its expanding range of tools that genuinely reflect the UK recycling capabilities and challenge us all to do better.”

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