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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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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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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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20 Jan 2023
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In response to the government's latest consultation on the Deposit Return Scheme, Polytag CEO Alice Rackley expresses mixed feelings. While welcoming the openness to a hybrid DRS model, she voices disappointment over doubts regarding digital labelling technologies and concerns about fraud. Rackley reaffirms Polytag’s commitment to proving that their digital solutions, such as unique QR codes, can effectively reduce fraud and enhance consumer recycling practices, paving the way for successful implementation by October 2025.Read more
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12 Jan 2023
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In a detailed response to the Society of Independent Brewers, Polytag CEO Alice Rackley emphasises the necessity of a unified approach to the UK's Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). Rackley outlines Polytag's commitment to a hybrid DRS model, combining digital solutions with traditional methods to address legislative uncertainties, prevent fraud, and ensure compatibility with existing recycling processes. Her letter highlights the successes of recent trials and Polytag's readiness to contribute to a more effective national recycling strategy.Read more
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25 Nov 2022
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Ocado trials innovative QR code technology on milk bottles to simplify recycling and cash-back process for customers. This pioneering initiative, developed by Polytag, aims to improve recycling rates and combat littering ahead of the UK's anticipated deposit return scheme in 2024.Read more
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Lets Recycle: Co-op and Polytag to track bottles’ recycling journey
25 Nov 2022
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Co-op partners with Polytag to enhance recycling transparency using UV tag technology in a new trial in North Wales. Discover how this initiative will provide Co-op with detailed data on the recycling journey of plastic bottles, aiding in the development of more efficient recycling practices and supporting UK sustainability goals.Read more
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25 Nov 2022
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Explore the impact of ambitious but unmet environmental targets set by brands and retailers. Polytag CEO Alice Rackley discusses with The Grocer how improved data accuracy can drive genuine sustainability progress and help companies meet their environmental goals more effectively.Read more
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25 Nov 2022
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Polytag partners with Ocado Retail to launch a pioneering on-pack Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) technology trial, aiming to boost UK recycling rates with unique QR codes on milk bottles. Discover how this initiative aligns with new EPR data standards and promises to reshape consumer recycling habits.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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Delays to DRS are in nobody’s interest
23 Nov 2022
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Alice Rackley, CEO of Polytag, advocates for the adoption of Digital Deposit Return Schemes (DDRS) to address the UK's recycling challenges and avoid further delays in environmental policy implementation. Explore how digital solutions can save costs, enhance recycling efficiency, and support the circular economy.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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26 Oct 2022
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Phil Sutton, founder of Polytag and a leading voice in sustainability, addresses the Prime Minister's recent statements on recycling, emphasising the critical role of plastics in product protection and the importance of advancing recycling technologies. By collaborating with the Welsh government, Polytag demonstrates high engagement in recycling initiatives, showcasing the potential for significant environmental impact through innovative deposit return schemes.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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11 Jul 2022
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In response to the Scottish Parliament's scrutiny of the Deposit Return Scheme, Polytag CEO Alice Rackley champions the adoption of Digital DRS as a superior alternative. Highlighting its potential to curb cross-border fraud and reduce environmental impact, Rackley argues that digital tagging of recyclables could align with current UK recycling practices, offering convenience and sustainability without the extensive use of reverse vending machines. This digital shift promises to transform the UK's recycling landscape by fostering easier and more effective recycling methods.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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Polytag CEO recognised by Innovate UK
6 May 2022
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In a significant acknowledgment on International Women’s Day, Polytag CEO Alice Rackley was honored with Innovate UK's Women in Innovation Award. This accolade, which includes a £50,000 funding boost and expert mentoring, recognises her pioneering work in advancing sustainable packaging solutions. Alice's vision for Polytag addresses the urgent need for accountability in the lifecycle of single-use packaging, promising a transformative impact on environmental responsibility in the FMCG sector.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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30 Mar 2022
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Alice Rackley, CEO of Polytag, welcomes the announcement of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation, highlighting the positive steps towards incentivising sustainable packaging design. However, she points out the critical inconsistencies and gaps in the legislation, advocating for digital innovations to address these challenges effectively. Polytag is poised to collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure that the new EPR framework supports enhanced recycling outcomes and operational efficiencies.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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30 Dec 2021
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Polytag has appointed Alice Rackley, former Head of UK Retail at GS1 UK, as its new CEO. Alice brings extensive retail and technology experience to lead Polytag through a significant growth period, focusing on the development of innovative solutions for deposit return schemes and Extended Producer Responsibility. As the UK moves towards adopting these schemes, Alice's leadership is set to propel Polytag and its stakeholders toward enhanced sustainability and effective resource management.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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16 Nov 2021
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Following the latest delay in Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Alice Rackley of Polytag voices concerns over the continued focus on traditional models involving reverse vending machines. Highlighting the success of the digital DRS pilot in Conwy, Wales, Rackley emphasises the benefits of integrating deposit return schemes with existing household recycling processes, calling for a shift towards innovative, digital solutions to meet environmental targets more effectively.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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Kerbside deposit return schemes prove their value to brands and households
7 Oct 2021
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The Kerbside Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) pilot in Conwy, North Wales, marked a significant success, with an impressive 97% of participating households engaging in the initiative. This pilot, leveraging Polytag technology and supported by the Welsh Government and local councils, demonstrated the effectiveness of at-home QR code scanning for recycling, underscoring the potential of digital DRS to foster sustainable practices and offer valuable insights into consumer recycling behaviors.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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Polytag’s becomes GS1 UK partner
21 Jun 2021
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Polytag has achieved a significant milestone with the GS1 UK partner approval, validating its describe, tag, and trace technology against stringent global standards. This certification ensures that Polytag's solutions adhere to GS1 identification keys and can effectively support the recycling process. Joining forces with GS1 UK, Polytag is set to present at LARAC Wales 2022, discussing digital DRS and EPR compliance, crucial for enhancing local waste and recycling services.Read more
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Digital Deposit Return Scheme Pilot - Getting Ready With Conwy
26 May 2021
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Polytag is set to commence its much-anticipated Digital Deposit Return Scheme pilot in Conwy, Wales. After fine-tuning our technology and conducting successful tests with partners like Allied Recycling, we are ready to demonstrate the power of RFID technology and unique digital identifiers in real-world recycling. This pilot promises to revolutionise recycling practices, offering a seamless integration of technology and community engagement for effective waste management. Join us in this innovative journey starting June 2021.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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