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4 Jul 2024
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In a groundbreaking initiative, Polytag, Bower, and Ocado Retail have successfully trialed a nationwide digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) in the UK. Over 20,000 cash rewards were redeemed by consumers for recycling milk bottles using unique QR codes, demonstrating a scalable solution to boost recycling rates ahead of the 2025 DRS scheme. This innovative approach highlights the potential for digital solutions to enhance convenience and efficiency in recycling efforts.Read more
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Traceability
28 Jun 2024
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Explore the critical importance of traceability in ensuring product safety, quality, and compliance across various sectors. From the food industry to manufacturing, understand how advanced traceability systems like Polytag can transform business operations and consumer trust.Read more
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Customer Incentives
27 Jun 2024
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Dive into the world of customer incentives with our comprehensive guide. Learn how leveraging innovative loyalty schemes like Polytag’s can significantly enhance customer loyalty, promote sustainability, and drive your business forward.Read more
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GS1 Standards
26 Jun 2024
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In the dynamic world of global commerce, GS1 standards are essential for businesses aiming to enhance supply chain efficiency and transparency. These standards, including barcodes, QR codes, and RFID tags, provide a universal language for product identification and tracking. Polytag, a GS1-certified partner, leverages these standards to ensure compliance, accuracy, and trust in global trade. Explore how GS1 standards evolve with emerging technologies like blockchain and IoT, and their pivotal role in fostering a sustainable, efficient digital economy.Read more
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21 Jun 2024
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Mallows Beverages partners with Polytag to launch their new Blood Orange and Pomegranate Gin, featuring GS1 Digital Link QR codes on every bottle. This innovative collaboration enhances customer engagement with cocktail recipes and valuable insights, showcasing the power of Welsh business collaboration and technological advancement. Learn more about this exciting development in the beverage industry.Read more
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Digital Deposit Return Scheme Explained
21 Jun 2024
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Discover the revolutionary Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) by Polytag, which enhances recycling through the use of QR codes on product packaging. This blog explores how DDRS simplifies the recycling process, incentivises consumers with financial rewards, and provides valuable insights for businesses, contributing to a more sustainable future. Learn how Polytag's innovative approach is transforming recycling efforts and promoting environmental responsibility.Read more
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Deposit Return Scheme: What Is it?
21 Jun 2024
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The Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is revolutionising recycling by incentivising the return of beverage containers for refunds. This blog explores the effectiveness of DRS in countries like Germany and Sweden, highlights digital innovations by Polytag, and discusses the benefits, challenges, and future of DRS. Discover how this system is paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future.Read more
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21 Jun 2024
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Explore the revolutionary impact of QR codes on various industries, from enhancing customer engagement to promoting sustainability. This blog delves into the evolution, benefits, and future of QR technology, highlighting innovative applications like Polytag's use in product tracking and recycling. Discover how QR codes are reshaping our digital landscape and bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds.Read more
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14 Jun 2024
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Polytag and Biffa have teamed up with Ocado Retail, Co-op, and Aldi in RECOUP's 'Bottle to Bottle' project to provide unprecedented real-time packaging lifecycle data. Using UV 2D tags and advanced monitoring, this initiative empowers retailers with actionable insights to enhance their sustainability strategies. Discover how this groundbreaking collaboration is shaping the future of recycling and driving the circular economy forward.Read more
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27 May 2024
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In a world where sustainability is essential, the circular economy offers a revolutionary model that maximises the value of materials and reduces waste. Unlike the traditional linear approach, a circular economy focuses on reusing, recycling, and repurposing products to extend their lifecycle. This system not only minimises environmental impact but also drives innovation, creates jobs, and fosters a sustainable economy. From the EU's ambitious Circular Economy Action Plan to the UK's commitment to resource efficiency, global initiatives are paving the way for a sustainable future. Discover the principles, benefits, and opportunities of the circular economy and join the movement towards a more resilient and eco-friendly world.Read more
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15 May 2024
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Polytag has introduced the Polytag Ecotrace Programme, with M&S as a founding partner, to transform the UK’s recycling system. This initiative leverages Invisible UV Tag technology to provide real-time data on single-use plastic packaging recycling. By deploying UV Tag detection equipment in key recycling centres, the programme offers unprecedented insights into the lifecycle of plastic packaging, promoting accurate sorting and cleaner recycled materials. FMCG brands and retailers are encouraged to join this innovative scheme to drive sustainability and compliance with upcoming regulations. Learn more about how Polytag is revolutionising recycling at their website.Read more
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9 Apr 2024
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Polytag and DDRS Alliance have joined forces to accelerate the development and adoption of Digital DRS in the UK. With a focus on leveraging GS1 Digital Link QR codes, this collaboration aims to revolutionise the recycling process by enhancing supply chain visibility and consumer engagement. Successful trials have shown strong consumer interest and the technical readiness of this innovative approach. This partnership is set to pave the way for a more efficient and convenient recycling system, benefitting brands, retailers, consumers, and the environment. Discover how Polytag and DDRS Alliance are transforming recycling at their respective websites.Read more
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12 Mar 2024
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Polytag, a female-led recycling technology company, has announced the completion of Series A funding led by Collateral Good and Knop Ventures. This investment will accelerate the deployment of Polytag's cutting-edge Invisible UV Tag readers across Europe, enhancing recycling efficiency and sustainability. Polytag's technology provides real-time insights into single-use packaging, enabling FMCG brands to track and incentivize recycling. With major partnerships already in place, this funding marks a significant step towards revolutionizing the recycling industry. Discover how Polytag is transforming the circular economy through innovative technology at their website.Read more
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15 Dec 2023
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Polytag, the award-winning recycling tech company, has announced a 50% growth fueled by strategic partnerships with leading UK retailers and drinks brands. To support its ambitious plans, Polytag has strengthened its team with two key appointments: Virlina Choquette as Head of Client Experience and Delivery, and Phil Bisby as Lead Developer Engineer. These new additions will enhance Polytag's innovative recycling technology, which uses QR codes and Invisible UV Tags to provide real-time packaging lifecycle data. Learn more about Polytag's mission to revolutionise the recycling industry and promote sustainability at their website.Read more
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Polytag and One Water enter partnership to promote ethical hydration through GS1 Digital Link QR codes
23 Nov 2023
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Polytag and One Water have joined forces to enhance ethical hydration using GS1 Digital Link QR codes. This partnership aims to improve packaging traceability, provide valuable lifecycle data, and engage consumers with One Water’s philanthropic mission. By integrating these innovative QR codes, One Water sets a new standard in sustainability and customer interaction, reinforcing its commitment as the UK’s leading ethical hydration brand.Read more
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21 Nov 2023
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At the recent MRW National Recycling Awards in London, Polytag achieved a remarkable double victory, highlighting our commitment to innovation in the recycling sector. Rosa Knox-Bradley, our dedicated Project Manager, was honoured with the Rising Star Award for her impactful work in sustainable recycling practices. Additionally, our collaboration with Ocado Retail on a digital deposit return scheme pilot not only simplified recycling but also provided substantial consumer incentives, reinforcing our role as leaders in digital recycling solutions. These accolades celebrate our continuous effort to enhance recycling through innovative technology and dedicated leadership.Read more
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6-Month Free Trial for Small Brands
8 Nov 2023
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Polytag is excited to offer small brands a six-month free trial of our cutting-edge QR code and UV Invisible Tag technology. This unique opportunity allows businesses to access vital lifecycle data and explore new marketing channels at no cost. Enhance your brand's sustainability efforts and consumer engagement by tapping into the future of on-pack communication. Start your journey towards advanced traceability and increased brand visibility today with Polytag's comprehensive trial offer.Read more
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QR Codes – What’s the difference?
31 Oct 2023
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Polytag is transforming the QR code landscape by offering unique, future-proof solutions that extend beyond traditional barcode functionality. Our GS1 Digital Link QR Codes not only streamline inventory management for stockists but also enhance consumer engagement by providing essential recycling information. This commitment to innovation and sustainability sets us apart, driving the evolution of on-pack communication and supporting a circular economy. Discover how our technology stands out from the competition and propels the industry forward.Read more
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Blighty Booch teams up with Polytag for innovative QR Codes!
30 Oct 2023
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Blighty Booch Kombucha has partnered with Polytag to introduce innovative GS1-approved QR codes across its product lineup, marking a significant advancement in consumer-brand interactions. This collaboration uses state-of-the-art SCREEN technology for printing QR codes, enhancing the customer experience by providing direct access to product details, rewards, and more. Blighty Booch's move towards more dynamic consumer engagement showcases the potential of QR codes to bring brands closer to their audience. Dive into the details of this exciting development and explore how you can also benefit from Polytag's technology with a free six-month trial.Read more
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Download the Ocado Retail, Bower and Polytag report
23 Oct 2023
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Discover the impressive outcomes of the partnership between Ocado Retail, Bower, and Polytag through our latest report. In just 56 days, our Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) facilitated over 20,000 rewards, as customers embraced QR code scanning to recycle their milk bottles. With 80% of participants expressing strong likelihood to use such digital methods for deposits in the future, our initiative not only demonstrates the effectiveness of DDRS but also marks a significant step forward in sustainable consumer practices.Read more
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Double Triumph at the UK Packaging Awards
20 Oct 2023
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Polytag recently celebrated a significant milestone, achieving dual honours at the UK Packaging Awards. Winning Gold for Innovation of the Year for our collaborative project with Ocado Retail Ltd and receiving a Highly Commended accolade for our CSR initiative with Co-op, these awards recognise our efforts in pioneering digital deposit return schemes and enhancing packaging traceability. This recognition underscores our commitment to driving sustainability and innovation within the packaging industry, showcasing effective, consumer-friendly recycling solutions.Read more
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The RECOUP Plastic Resource and Recycling Conference 2023
17 Oct 2023
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Recently, Polytag's Project Manager, Rosa Knox-Bradley, participated in the RECOUP Plastic Resource and Recycling Conference 2023, a pivotal gathering within the plastics recycling sector. This event not only fostered connections among SMEs, NGOs, and government bodies but also showcased groundbreaking solutions driving the industry forward. The conference was a vibrant platform for discussing future-oriented strategies and celebrating the achievements of those leading the charge in plastic sustainability. We look forward to continuing these important conversations and witnessing further innovations at next year's conference.Read more
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Ocado Retail gives 20p back to customers that recycle its milk bottles in world-first with Polytag
13 Oct 2023
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Ocado Retail is set to launch a groundbreaking recycling incentive program, a first in the world, where customers can earn 20p for each Ocado Own-Brand milk bottle they recycle. By scanning a unique QR code on the bottle and using the Bower app, consumers can directly receive their rewards, demonstrating a practical and convenient digital deposit return scheme. This initiative, starting July 14, not only offers financial incentives but also aligns with future national recycling strategies, making it easier and more rewarding for customers to recycle.Read more
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1 Oct 2023
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Polytag has teamed up with Blighty Booch to revolutionize direct-to-consumer sales and engagement using unique-every-time QR codes. This partnership enables Blighty Booch to offer detailed product information, health benefits, and direct shopping links via customisable landing pages. The innovative QR code solution also provides valuable consumer insights, helping shape future marketing strategies and boosting sales. Learn how Polytag’s technology is transforming customer interaction and promoting sustainability in the beverage industry.Read more
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22 Sept 2023
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We are excited to announce the launch of our new Polytag website! Redesigned with you in mind, our site now offers an enriched user experience with enhanced features like detailed insights into QR and Invisible Tag Technology, updated blog content, and direct access to our expert team. Dive into our world to explore innovative solutions and partnerships that are shaping the future of recycling technology. Join us in navigating the advancements that Polytag brings to the environmental tech landscape.Read more
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Pilots | Bower & Polytag
17 Jul 2023
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Polytag has teamed up with the Bower app and Ocado Retail to incentivise recycling by rewarding shoppers with 20p per item recycled from their homes. The Swedish app, recently launched in the UK, uses unique-every-time QR codes provided by Polytag to reduce fraud and offer larger rewards. This partnership encourages more recycling and provides brands with valuable lifecycle data on their packaging. Discover how Bower is revolutionizing recycling by generating coupons or money for everyday items, and join the movement towards a more sustainable future.Read more
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Pilots | Bower & Ocado Retail
15 Jul 2023
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Polytag has partnered with Ocado Retail to launch an innovative recycling initiative, rewarding shoppers with 20p per item recycled from home using the Bower app. The pilot project, which started in November 2022, features unique-every-time GS1 Digital Link QR codes on Ocado's milk packaging. These codes ensure fraud-proof redemption and direct customers to a sustainability-focused landing page. This world-first printing method gives each package its own identity, providing Ocado with deeper insights into the packaging lifecycle. The success of this pilot demonstrates the potential for a Digital Deposit Return Scheme, paving the way for future expansion.Read more
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Aldi becomes latest retailer to seek more recycling information
15 Jun 2023
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Aldi is intensifying its environmental initiatives by focusing on acquiring more detailed recycling information, a move that underscores its commitment to sustainability. This effort aims to refine the retailer's packaging strategies and contribute significantly to broader ecological objectives, demonstrating Aldi’s proactive approach in promoting responsible recycling practices among its consumers and within its supply chain.Read more
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Aldi - Invisible UV Tags
31 May 2023
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Aldi has partnered with Polytag to gain unprecedented packaging traceability data using invisible UV tags on milk packaging. This collaboration allows Aldi to capture real-time recycling data at Biffa Teesside, providing insights into the quantity of packaging recycled and enabling the retailer to track its sustainability performance accurately. Polytag’s CEO, Alice Rackley, highlights the importance of data in tackling the waste problem, while Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi UK, expresses excitement about using this technology to accelerate their sustainability goals. Explore how Polytag’s innovative technology supports retailers in making significant progress towards sustainability.Read more
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Co-op Employs Polytag’s Recycling Technology
14 Apr 2023
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Co-op is setting a new standard in sustainable packaging by partnering with Polytag to apply unique QR codes and UV tags to its own-label spring water bottles. This initiative provides unparalleled visibility into the recycling journey of each bottle, offering real-time data to Co-op and supporting the advancement of a circular recycling economy. The technology not only aims to improve recycling rates but also empowers consumers and businesses to track and manage the lifecycle of packaging materials more effectively.Read more
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Co-op case study
4 Apr 2023
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Co-op and Polytag are setting a new industry standard with the introduction of unique-every-time QR codes and UV tags on Co-op's own-label spring water bottles. This groundbreaking technology offers the retailer unprecedented visibility of packaging during the recycling process, enabling real-time insights and supporting a circular economy. The QR codes, compliant with GS1 standards, provide consumers with information about Co-op’s sustainability efforts and can be used for loyalty rewards and deposit redemptions. The UV tags, invisible to the human eye, capture detailed recycling data. Polytag’s CEO, Alice Rackley, and Co-op’s Packaging Manager, Rob Thompson, highlight the significant impact of this innovation on sustainability and packaging accountability. Explore how this technology is shaping the future of recycling and sustainability.Read more
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Legislation - Your Guide To Customer Engagement
3 Feb 2023
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Explore the benefits of QR codes in enhancing customer engagement and promoting sustainability with Polytag. Our innovative solutions allow businesses to create branded landing pages, gain unique analytics, and support Digital Deposit Return Schemes. QR codes offer a versatile, space-efficient way to connect with customers and meet sustainability goals. Learn more about how Polytag's QR code technology can transform your business.Read more
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1 Feb 2023
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Polytag, a leader in recycling technology, has developed UV tag reading technology to enhance packaging traceability within the circular economy. This innovative solution, created with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, provides detailed lifecycle data, aiding brands, legislators, and recycling operators in improving recycling rates and complying with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Discover how Polytag is setting new standards in packaging traceability and sustainability.Read more
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23 Nov 2022
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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation is transforming how businesses manage packaging waste. EPR requires producers to take full lifecycle responsibility for their products, promoting sustainability and reducing environmental impact. Polytag's Describe, Tag and Trace technology provides detailed data on packaging, helping businesses comply with EPR regulations and support a circular economy. Learn about EPR implementation in the UK, its benefits, and how Polytag can assist your business in navigating these changes. Contact us for more information on how to prepare for EPR legislation.Read more
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Traceability UV Tag Reader Pilot
10 Nov 2022
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Polytag is revolutionizing recycling with the installation of UV Tag Readers in facilities across England and Wales. This cutting-edge technology enhances the traceability of plastic packaging by capturing data from 2D data matrixes printed in UV ink. Brands and local authorities can leverage this data to comply with upcoming environmental legislation such as Extended Producer Responsibility and Digital Deposit Return Schemes. Polytag's mission to describe, tag, and trace materials within the circular economy is paving the way for a more sustainable future with improved data access and understanding.Read more
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Pilots | Ocado & Polytag
1 Nov 2022
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Polytag has partnered with Ocado Retail to launch the world's first unique-every-time QR code Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) pilot. Over 12 weeks, 1.6 million of Ocado's recyclable milk bottles will feature QR codes, allowing consumers to access detailed recycling information and participate in a revolutionary recycling initiative. This trial not only promotes eco-friendly practices but also provides Ocado with a direct marketing channel and valuable insights into consumer recycling behaviors. Discover how this innovative technology could transform the future of recycling in the UK.Read more
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20 Oct 2022
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Enhance your packaging with GS1 Digital Link QR codes on the Polytag platform to communicate directly with your customers. These QR codes allow seamless access to mobile-optimized landing pages, providing consumers with detailed product information, sustainability messages, and more without needing an app download. As the future of barcodes, QR codes improve data sharing across the supply chain, support better customer engagement, and are cost-effective to implement. Learn how digitizing your label can strengthen brand loyalty and prepare your packaging for the next evolution.Read more
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Legislation
16 Aug 2022
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The UK has introduced several reforms to tackle environmental issues, focusing on sustainable packaging and traceability. Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility, and the Plastic Packaging Tax encourage eco-friendly practices among producers and retailers. Polytag technology aids in compliance by enabling detailed tracking of packaging throughout the circular economy. Additionally, Digital Waste Tracking streamlines processes for waste companies, enhancing traceability and efficiency. These initiatives represent significant steps towards a more sustainable future.Read more
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Pilots | Wells Dairy Farm QR Code Printing
13 Jul 2022
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Polytag's groundbreaking pilot at Wells Dairy Farm successfully printed 40,000 unique-every-time QR codes using standard plate-printing technology. These GS1-compliant codes are essential for implementing a digital Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which offers numerous benefits to consumers, retailers, local authorities, and brands. By enabling precise tracking of packaging throughout its lifecycle, Polytag's innovation promotes a more efficient circular economy. Scanning these unique QR codes directs customers to informative landing pages, enhancing engagement and supporting sustainability efforts. Discover how Polytag is revolutionizing recycling and waste management.Read more
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Who We Are - Pioneers of RecTech
1 Jun 2022
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Polytag is at the forefront of recycling technology (RecTech), offering innovative solutions to address climate challenges and help the UK achieve Net Zero by 2050. Their technology supports UK Plastics Pact and UN sustainable goals, ensuring all packaging remains within the circular economy. As sustainability becomes a commercial imperative, Polytag's tag and trace technology enables businesses to operate more sustainably and maintain commercial success. Recently approved by GS1 UK, Polytag continues to lead in maintaining and adopting GS1 standards, supporting members to grow and innovate. Explore Polytag's certified products and their commitment to a sustainable future.Read more
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Legislation - Your guide to Digital Waste Tracking
30 Apr 2022
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Digital Waste Tracking is set to transform waste management by allowing real-time tracking of waste and resources across the economy. Polytag supports this initiative, aiming to tag and trace all packaging and waste digitally. Learn about the UK government's upcoming digital waste tracking service, the recent public consultation, and how Polytag's innovative solutions can help streamline waste management processes and reduce waste crime.Read more
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Legislation - Plastic Packaging Tax
26 Apr 2022
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The UK Plastic Packaging Tax, introduced on April 1, 2022, aims to reduce single-use plastics by incentivizing the use of recycled materials. Polytag's innovative Describe, Tag and Trace technology helps businesses comply with the tax by tracking and managing plastic packaging throughout its lifecycle. This technology provides transparency, supports tax calculations, and helps brands promote their sustainability efforts. Learn how Polytag can assist with effective management of the Plastic Packaging Tax and improve your sustainability practices.Read more
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Legislation - Extended Producer Responsibility
23 Apr 2022
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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation requires manufacturers to manage the full lifecycle of their products, encouraging sustainable choices in packaging. Starting in 2023, UK businesses will bear financial responsibility for product packaging post-use. Polytag's innovative Describe, Tag and Trace technology helps businesses comply with EPR by tracking and analyzing packaging throughout its lifecycle. Discover the benefits of EPR and how it promotes higher recycling rates and sustainable practices. Learn more about how Polytag can assist your business in preparing for EPR legislation.Read more
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Pilots | Demonstration Day
10 Mar 2022
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In early 2022, Polytag hosted a series of demonstration days at AMRC Cymru, welcoming over 100 guests from 50 top brands. These sessions showcased Polytag's cutting-edge technology, including high-speed serialized QR code printing, UV tagging, and Digital Deposit Return Schemes. Attendees saw firsthand how Polytag enables real-time packaging data access and direct-to-consumer marketing through intuitive dashboards and apps. This technology supports brands in meeting upcoming legislation requirements, such as DRS, PPT, and EPR, while fostering a circular economy. Learn more about Polytag's innovative solutions and their impact on sustainability and packaging traceability.Read more
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Polytag Partners
16 Feb 2022
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Polytag collaborates with esteemed partners such as AMRC, Conwy Council, Ecosurety, GS1 UK, WRAP, and the Welsh Government to advance sustainable practices and successful Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) worldwide. These partnerships support impactful initiatives, including ESG regulations and the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, driving innovations in recycling technology. Learn more about our partners and their contributions to creating a sustainable future.Read more
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Legislation - Digital Deposit Return Schemes
6 Dec 2021
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Polytag introduces Digital Deposit Return Schemes (DDRS) as a revolutionary approach to recycling. Leveraging existing kerbside infrastructure, DDRS offers a convenient, low-cost, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional recycling methods. Our technology uses serialised tags and a smartphone app to streamline the recycling process, increasing engagement and reducing carbon emissions. Discover how DDRS can benefit consumers, businesses, and the environment.Read more
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How Polytag Technology Works
20 Nov 2021
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Polytag technology is at the forefront of optimizing the packaging circular economy, enabling sustainable practices through Digital Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility, and Plastic Packaging Tax compliance. By providing describe, tag, and trace solutions, Polytag ensures full supply chain visibility and data sharing, benefiting governments, brands, packaging producers, printers, and recyclers. Discover how Polytag supports a more sustainable future by enhancing the traceability and reprocessing of packaging materials, ultimately reducing reliance on virgin materials and minimizing environmental impact.Read more
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Legislation - Understanding Digital DRS
5 Nov 2021
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Polytag's Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) offers a transformative approach to recycling by leveraging QR codes and app-based technology. This innovative solution integrates seamlessly with existing kerbside collections, making it easy for consumers to recycle and reclaim deposits from home. Learn about the benefits of DDRS, its impact on reducing waste, and how it supports a circular economy. Discover how Polytag is leading the way in digital recycling technology and book a demonstration today.Read more
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Pilots | Conwy Pilot
21 Aug 2021
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In 2021, Polytag partnered with the Welsh Government, Conwy Council, and WRAP Cymru to deliver the UK’s first Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) pilot. Conducted in Conwy, North Wales, this groundbreaking initiative aimed to integrate DDRS technologies into existing council waste collection services. With an impressive 97% engagement rate from participating households, the pilot demonstrated the potential of DDRS to revolutionize recycling practices. Wales, a leader in recycling, is committed to becoming a zero waste country by 2050. This pilot marks a significant step towards achieving that goal, showcasing the importance of collaboration and innovation in creating a circular economy.Read more
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Greasby Digital DRS Pilot
18 Jan 2020
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In 2019, Polytag, in partnership with Ecosurety, conducted a successful Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) pilot in Greasby, North-West England. Engaging 50 households, the pilot tested Polytag's innovative technology to enhance recycling practices. Each household received uniquely coded items to scan with Polytag’s app, resulting in a 91% engagement rate and significant recycling success. Participants were motivated by environmental awareness, the excitement of digital recycling technology, and donations to local schools. The trial's success demonstrated the feasibility of Digital DRS without extensive infrastructure, leading to further pilots and solidifying Polytag's role in driving towards a zero waste future.Read more
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