There are a number of brands who register directly with the Environment Agency, so what exactly are the advantages of registering with a scheme like Ecosurety? Here BMW UK Ltd share their experiences, having made the transition last year.
BMW UK Ltd, took on the packaging registration for the first time in 2015. At the time BMW UK Ltd were registered directly with the Environment Agency and Tom had to get stuck straight into the challenges of the unpredictable PRN market. Tom Sherifi, Environmental Programmes Manager at
BMW UK Ltd already had a long-standing relationship with Ecosurety however, having been registered with our scheme under the UK batteries regulations for many years, so Tom enlisted our help with the packaging registration at the beginning of 2016, when they joined our packaging compliance scheme.
Here Tom shares his experience and key learns from the journey of going from a direct registrant to a scheme member.
I feel that the packaging producer responsibility regulations are a necessity for the control of pollution. As a producer of premium products it is extremely important that we do our part in ensuring compliance to these regulations and in turn it is important that our products arrive into our network in perfect condition. This requires a reliance on good quality packaging and of course its subsequent collection and recycling.
Being a direct registrant was complicated and involved too many processes, not to mention market uncertainty and volatility.
Yes, BMW UK Ltd decided to join a compliance scheme after the volatility of the PRN market in 2015. The commodities market was changing rapidly and our budget wasn’t aligned with the cost of PRNs. Joining up with a compliance scheme seemed a far better option to avoid this happening in the future.
It has become a much calmer process from the beginning of the year, all the way through to the actual purchasing of the PRNs and final data submission.
Well it has freed up a huge amount of time, as well as leaving the business less exposed to the changing commodities market. I can now concentrate on other aspects of my job! I would absolutely recommend joining a compliance scheme.
Having managed the submission of packaging for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sides of the business for several years, it was a process that never seemed to get any easier, even with experience. Now we are with a scheme like Ecosurety, I’m confident that we’ll get our PRNs purchased at the right price and fully in time within the submission window.
Either become an expert in the complex packaging producer regulations or let the experts deal with it to free up your time for other aspects of your job.
To find out how your organisation can benefit from joining a compliance scheme, contact our team on 0333 4330 370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key account manager
Olivia joined Ecosurety in October 2014 as a Graduate account specialist. Now, as a key account manager, her role involves working with our members to provide support across all aspects of the company.
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key account manager Ffion Rossiter will help you understand how your packaging obligation is calculated, what is required for accurate reporting and where the UK recycling rates currently stand. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
This webinar is CPD accredited.
Join Josh Wytchard in this free webinar to understanding exactly what makes up your compliance costs with a refresher on how your PRN obligation is calculated and an overview of current market trends.
This webinar is CPD accredited.