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1 Reusable and Recyclable Packaging: Can this be applied to the food and drink sector? Campden BRI Packaging Member Interest Group Thursday 2 nd October 2014 Outpace Limited Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I

2 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I WHAT DO WE MEAN BY THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? Are we today throwing away the resources of tomorrow? TAKE MAKE DISPOSE MAKE USE RETURN LINEAR ECONOMY CIRCULAR ECONOMY VS

3 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I IS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPT NEW? 17 new heads and 14 new handles

4 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I WHY THE INCREASED INTEREST IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? If everyone lived like the average European, we would need 3 planets to live on demand for materials increasing. Will need 75% more raw materials in the next 25 years billion new wealthier consumers by 2050, fuelling demand on precious resources. 41%80% 33% H 2 O Steel Energy Projected demand growth 2030

5 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I Zero waste is about re-inventing waste as a resource and a financial asset to our economy. The cycle of industrial innovation WHY THE INCREASED INTEREST IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?... a century of commodity price reductions wiped out financial gains for industry, business and customers.

6 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I PACKAGING: FACTS & FIGURES  10M tonnes of packaging placed on UK market  6.6M tonnes is food and drink packaging  67% recycled / recovered in 2011  Was just 27% recycled / recovered in 1998

7 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I HOUSEHOLD WASTE: FACTS & FIGURES  Household waste in England was:  10% in 2001  18% in 2004  44% in 2013  Household waste in Scotland was:  4% in 2004  41% in 2013  The recycling target for 2020 is 50% for the UK  In England, the 6% ‘gap’ equates to 1.7M tonnes

8  Recycling in England is flat lining and there is a real danger it won’t meet the 50% target in 2020 (SITA UK 2014 report)  44.1% in 2012 to 44.2% in 2013  Food and plastics still increasing  Paper, card and garden waste all down Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I HOUSEHOLD WASTE: FACTS & FIGURES

9 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I GLOBAL AND EU DIRECTIVES  Waste Framework Directive  Landfill  Packaging Waste Regulations  Batteries  WEEE  ELV  More to follow???

10 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I THE EU WASTE HIERARCHY REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE RECOVERY LANDFILL Better for the environment and sustainability Worse for the environment and sustainability REDUCE what you can. If you can’t reduce it then... REUSE what you can. If you can’t reuse it then... RECYCLE or COMPOST what you can. What you can’t recycle is burned to... CREATE ENERGY for electricity or heating. If you can’t create energy, then it is... DISPOSED of in landfill. This is the LAST and least beneficial option.

11 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I The Green Alliance is seeking to adopt a circular economy philosophy – one which captures materials so that today’s goods are remanufactured or reused to become tomorrow’s goods, rather than landfill. “We want to be a real actor of the circular economy, doing a lot more than recycling. We want to be a manufacturer of green energy, green products and green compost instead of just being the ones that help you get rid of your waste.” Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO of Veolia Environmental Services (UK) “The concept of a circular economy promises a way out. Here products do not quickly become waste, but are reused to extract their maximum value.” Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever WHO IS TALKING ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

12 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I  Move beyond recycling to access greater value through re-manufacture and / or re-use  Retain control and better manage products in use (lease deals?)  Resolve reverse logistics challenges  Build re-manufacturing and / or re-use capabilities as part of future supply strategy  Design for longevity for circular reuse helping reduce process waste  Challenge current industry thinking to access greater value “The evolution of our economy from an increasingly resource-constrained ‘take-make-dispose’ model towards one that is circular and re- generative by intention poses a huge opportunity for business innovation”. Dame Ellen MacArthur CREATING VALUE FROM THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

13 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  Reduced need for virgin resources  Counters impact of higher and volatile commodity pricing  Less environmental impact from extraction, processing and extended logistics  Reduced need to recycling, landfill or incineration  Lower unit costs  Stronger competitive position

14 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I BUT WHO WILL GO FIRST?  Which large companies will risk changing  Short term profit versus long term sustainability  Most agree and mention ‘Circular Economy’ and ‘One Planet Living’ and ‘Resource sustainability’ in their CSR reports  Or will Legislation have to force the issue …….

15 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I GROWING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: ENDING THE THROWAWAY SOCIETY Here are some recommendations made by the Environmental Audit Committee Report  Differential VAT rate – life cycle analysis, environmental impact of products  Tax benefits for packaging with higher recycled content  Tax breaks for businesses who repair and remanufacture  Standardise council collection schemes across UK  Banning food waste to landfill

16 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I EVEN MORE RADICAL THINKING  In 1976, Walter Stahel accredited with the phrase ‘Circular Economy’  Change legislation to force manufacturers to be fully responsible for its own products  Manufacturers would design for reuse, re-manufacture and recycling if forced to collect  Producer responsibility to the next level  ‘You produced it…..you are best placed to deal with the waste’  Move from throw away to ‘retaining the value and useful life of goods as long as possible’

17 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I CLIENT CUSTOMER END OF LIFE Biomass / Shred 3 rd PARTY RE-USE WITH REBATE Recover for supplier re-use Recover for client re-use SITE C SITE D SITE F SITE B SITE E SITE A CLIENT SITE CLIENT SUPPLIER PALLET FILTER / RE-MANUFACTURE / REPAIR CLIENT PALLET BANK CIRCULAR ECONOMY: PALLETS

18 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I 35 FCL returned to the USA in 2013 COLUMBUS, INDIANA ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA RPS LTD Pallets, top frames, dividers and felt sheets HOW FAR CAN WE STRETCH THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

19 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I MEASURING CIRCULAR ECONOMY BENEFIT Month Good Pallets Scrap Pallets Total Total Pallet Tonnage Scrap Tonnage Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  Pallets collected have been prepared for reuse.  If not reused they could be designated as waste.  By reusing the pallets the Amount of wood waste has reduced by 154te.

20 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I RECYCLING IS NOT ENOUGH  England may not meet 50% recycling target for 2020  ‘Design is one of the major culprits of waste’ SITA UK Technical Director  Ideal world is no waste, all discarded products are collected, processed and reused  If businesses don’t adopt then legislation will force this REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE RECOVERY LANDFILL

21 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I NEW DIRECTIVES ON WASTE  Currently 50% by 2020 increased to 70% by 2030  Ban landfill recyclables by 2025 (cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, glass)  Packaging recycling target to increase from 50% to 80% by 2030  Material specific targets of 90% for paper, metal and glass, 60% for plastic, 80% for wood  LOTS of other targets

22 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I PACKAGING  70% is F&D so other regulations limit reuse  Design for reuse on secondary and transit packaging, e.g. pallets, boxes, crates, covers.  Design for recyclability on primary packs (see examples)  Weight reduction targets can create problems  Milk industry (producers & sellers) have voluntary targets of 30% by 2015 and 50% by 2020

23 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I PACKAGING WASTE REGULATIONS  DEFRA consultation document  Level playing field for packaging recycled in the UK vs. Export (different accounting process)  Any Post Consumer Recyclate in new packaging should be exempt  EU looking to introduce Reuse targets  Move away from just weight reduction targets

24 Outpace Limited I Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW I I THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS Tim Hutchinson Outpace Limited RPS Limited Low Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BW ?


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