Posted by John on July 03, 2008 at 12:23:02:
In Reply to: re: re: re: re: re: charging for recycling posted by JacoD on July 03, 2008 at 10:55:10:
Shops do take responsibility and most of them are members of Repak, which costs htem a huge amount every year.. That means they are not obliged to take back packaging, because their payment to repak covers the cost of recycling. Check the repak web site for more info.
Also, don't forget that most stores will not display products without packaging, because product will be pilferred. I supply many shops in this country and would love to supply products without packaging, but they will not accept such. Also, to comply with E.U. legislation, all ingredients (in our business), have to be clearly written on the pack, and without packaging, such information will just not fit. So we end up with extra, unwanted packaging, which can of course be recycled. And by the way, if we use recycled paper or board in our product packaging, it costs us a fortune, much more expensive than original material, which would add considerably to the consumer price.So that's the position, and as far as I can see, all this legislation about recycling etc. is getting to be a money making scheme for someone somewhere. We all have to take responsibility, and we don't do that by putting packaging back on the shelves.
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