Ecosurety will help the brand go the extra mile by investing in visible waste infrastructure and education schemes aimed at improving UK recycling
Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has appointed Ecosurety to oversee its soft drinks brands’ packaging compliance investment for 2018.
As part of the contract, Ecosurety has committed to increase their PRN sourcing from UK recyclers, resulting in tangible investments in visible UK waste infrastructure and education campaigns that highlight the importance of recycling.
Importantly this UK focus will ensure that LRS is not contributing to the current problem of recycling evidence resulting from the export of waste, which has traditionally been notoriously difficult to audit and has resulted in ocean plastic.
Commitments will help shape UK infrastructure
In 2017, 66% of plastic evidence was generated from exporting waste, with 34% of the money being used to support the price of the material, compared with just 15% of the UK’s income being allocated to the same category.
This unfair commercial advantage has made it attractive to export UK waste and Ecosurety believes commitments from leading brands, such as LRS, will help shape our UK infrastructure going forwards.
Michelle Norman, External Affairs and Sustainability Director at LRS, commented “We chose to spend our compliance money through Ecosurety because we were extremely impressed by their unwavering commitment to greater transparency inside the PRN system and the work the company has done to highlight the issue inside the waste industry. We – along with our consumers - care passionately about what happens to our plastic bottles, and we support increased collection, reuse and recycling strategies."
“Working with Ecosurety provides that peace of mind that we are going the extra mile to recycle our products, but also that our investment inside the waste and recycling industry will be as transparent as possible as the PRN system evolves and improves.”
Maximise change for good
James Piper, Managing Director at Ecosurety says, “Ecosurety does not look at simply what a company is recycling, but why it is doing so and what it hopes to achieve."
"By working with brands holistically, we are able to help them maximise change for good, so that they can impose the least impact on the environment, as well as provide vital funds for the waste and recycling industry and therefore help invest in UK recycling over the long-term.”
If you would like to find out more about how working with Ecosurety could help your brand go beyond basic compliance too, please contact us today.
About Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is one the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. LRS was formed in 2014, and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. Our much-loved soft drinks brands include Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport, Fitwater, Ribena, Orangina and True Nopal Cactus Water. Our business is driven by our “Yatte Minahare” spirit and our role is to have a positive impact on the lives of our consumers by providing them with a responsible choice of great-tasting drinks, enabling them to lead active lifestyles.
For further information, please visit: www.lrsuntory.com
Ecosurety is the market leading compliance scheme investing in quality recycling.
With more than 1,000 customers including The Co-operative Group, Innocent and Virgin Media, Ecosurety supports efficient and more transparent investment in UK recycling projects via infrastructure, innovation and consumer awareness campaigns.
Committed to reducing the environmental impact of UK businesses, and to a tangible increase in UK recycling, Ecosurety helps producers organise quality evidence to ensure they comply with packaging, WEEE, batteries and international regulations.
For more information please visit www.ecosurety.com
Marketing projects specialist
Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.
The Flexible Plastic Fund (FPF) FlexCollect project has released an interim report showcasing the early insights from the seven local authorities currently running flexible plastic kerbside collection pilots, covering nearly 30,000 households from across the UK.Read More >>
You have required actions under packaging EPR if you’re an individual business, subsidiary or group with an annual turnover of £1 million pounds or more, are responsible for more than 25 tonnes of packaging in a calendar year and you carry out any of the specified packaging activities listed by government.
It is worth noting that the point of compliance under EPR sits with a single organisation, usually the brand owner.Read More >>
On 22 November, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of a position paper concerning EU-wide rules aiming to increase the reuse and recycling of packaging.Read More >>