Compliance scheme operator, Clarity Environmental, has announced growth in its packaging compliance member base.
The company has announced a 43% growth in its membership, following the published 2019 public register of producers on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD).
The ‘Comply with Clarity’ packaging compliance scheme, which was launched by the company ten years ago, has more than doubled in size since 2017, Clarity says. For 2019 it has close to 150 producer members.
New appointments for the 2019 compliance year include the online retail giant Amazon EU SARL, carmakers Volkswagen Group UK and Mercedes and the food manufacturer Tilda. Clarity says it has also retained 99% of its members from 2018.
“We fully understand the difficulties facing producers and we are committed to supporting our members through the challenges ahead.”Martin Trigg-Knight
Commenting on the growth, Clarity’s packaging compliance scheme manager, Martin Trigg-Knight, said: “The cost of compliance over the last 12 months has risen, and with so many legislative changes on the horizon, there is an expectation that all businesses obligated under the packaging regulations will continue to see further and significant increases to the costs of their compliance.
“We fully understand the difficulties facing producers and we are committed to supporting our members through the challenges ahead. This growth of our scheme ensures our members can access a range of additional benefits and services that can help to keep the costs of packaging compliance as low as possible. It also allows us to continue increasing our resources, enabling us to retain the dedicated service we provide our members even as we grow.”