Valpak was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 5 March 1997 and became a registered compliance scheme under the regulations at the end of August 1997. Membership is open to all sectors of industry and all types of obligated companies including manufacturers, converters, packer/fillers and sellers. Valpak is the largest packaging compliance scheme in the UK.

Packaging compliance schemes assume the legal responsibility for the packaging compliance obligations of their members.  However, under the regulations companies can still be prosecuted for late registration or non-compliance if they have not registered in previous years.

The recycling business targets from 2013 are:

From 2013 the glass target has been split in order to ensure that a prescribed percentage of recycling is achieved by remelt. The percentage targets for remelt from 2013 are:

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