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Published on November 29th, 2019 | by The GC Team

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Valpak adds to executive team

Valpak, the largest UK environmental compliance scheme, and since last year part of Reconomy, a provider of outsourced recycling and resource management services, has made two major additions to its executive team.

Ben Richardson, Head of Procurement, joins Valpak from sister company Helistrat, which is also part of the Reconomy group, and he will work across Reconomy and Valpak. He said: “Reconomy manages resources through its business activities, which enables us to create packaging recovery notes (PRNs) or WEEE and battery evidence for Valpak’s producer members. This gives our members greater confidence in meeting their obligations.”

James Skidmore (pictured) returns to Valpak after almost seven years at Sainsburys. As Environmental Resource Manager, he was responsible for expanding the retailer’s customer waste collection network and driving material up the waste hierarchy. At Valpak, he will focus on making Valpak’s data expertise and packaging knowledge more accessible to producers such as retailers and manufacturers. “We are living in a time of great transition and robust data is more important than ever,” he said. “It really is an exciting time to be involved in packaging. Change is coming and, with the right figures in place, we have the chance to make the right changes, resonate, and bring the public along on the journey.”

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