Polytag’s role in EPR
Polytag’s Describe, Tag and Trace technology is applied to packaging during the production process. This enables businesses, governments and consumers to understand how packaging is managed ‘post-consumption’.
The code holds information such as when and where the packaging was produced and the percentage of recycled materials it includes.
Once disposed of, ‘Polytagged’ packaging is scanned at the MRF or PRF where it can be recorded, analysed and sorted for onward reprocessing.
Data from each tag applied to packaging is held in the cloud and is openly accessible thanks to GS1 standards. This mean that not only will individual businesses be able to trace and account for their own product packaging, but both government and consumers will also see how brands are contributing to the circular packaging economy.
To measure business liabilities and enforce the EPR legislation, governments need reliable data to understand what types of packaging materials and in what volume, individual businesses are sending to MRFs and PRFs.
Businesses will also need to collate data to enable and benchmark EPR progress, and packaging tax reporting and use as part of the sustainable brand stories. Polytag services can help all businesses operating with extended producer responsibilities and welcome a conversation to see how we can help.
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