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Budget Pack plans to run a battery compliance scheme

Packaging and waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance scheme Budget Pack is planning to run a battery compliance scheme and has made an application to register its scheme.

The programme to attract potential members will be called the Cube Initiative with different sides of a cube representing the different features the activities it will take if it wins approval.

Budget Pack has 400 members on its books including big guns such as Citroen, BSkyB, Kodak and Innocent drinks.

Budget Pack managing director Steve Clark explained that the scheme will offer a publicity campaign and meet producer member requirements.  He said that the firms mission was to deliver a cost effective and flexible service.

Clark added: We will be building on over seven years experience as a packaging and WEEE compliance scheme and will utilise our unique approach to identify and provide the best solution for each individual member, based on their individual circumstances.  The Cube Initiative has been established as a flexible and collaborative approach and is being designed by its members for its members. 

We are engaging with all producers, distributors and collectors to participate in this initiative and join our stakeholder group which is meeting in second week of June when we will start building the cube.

Producer compliance scheme Valpak has also called on battery producers to register with its scheme. Chief executive Steve Gough said: Battery producers have until October this year to register with us but it would be a good idea to start planning and budgeting as soon as possible. The costs are difficult to estimate and the only publicly available figures are from short term trial data which is unfortunately not representative.

Image: Budget Pack MD Steve Clark

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