Packaging data specialist, ecoveritas, will unveil its new, sophisticated online analysis and reporting tool, ecoview, later this month.
ecoview is a comprehensive digital platform that provides users with complete transparency and accessibility to their packaging data at a granular level and offers brands and retailers a detailed breakdown of their packaging supply chain.
In the past, compliance schemes and EPR data services have only been required to perform one task – complete submissions in an accurate and timely fashion so that data stands up to audit from governing bodies and the correct fees are being paid.
In more recent years, the environmental landscape has shifted considerably for producers of packaged goods, highlighting the problems of a plastic packaging linear economy.
New requirements for businesses have emerged meaning more responsibility, accountability and activity around packaging metric data. This has presented many companies with the challenge of establishing quality packaging data resources which can be accessed through a central mechanism. Even if they do have data, the task to maintain, ensure quality and interrogate the data requires skilled ongoing resource.
ecoveritas has developed the ecoview tool to maximise the value of packaging data for external and internal stakeholders.
Josh Remi, Commercial Manager at ecoveritas, said: “At any point in time, users can view a high-level snapshot of their packaging products, enabling them to interrogate their data, see gaps and opportunities for improvement in their packaging operations, and benchmark progress to meet KPIs.
“Users can really drill down into everything from packaging by polymer type, volume of recycled content by supplier and recyclability of materials, to plastic packaging tonnage by department and information about OPRL certification. It also provides information relating to branded and own-brand products.
“Importantly, as we approach implementation of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, users of ecoview can see their projected costs from April 2022 and easily identify, at the click of a button, where action can be taken to reduce their bill by both supplier and product.”
ecoview focuses on the global picture and has been specially designed to be flexible and provide in-depth analysis and reporting that will add value to users’ wider sustainability objectives.
“The platform has been developed with users front of mind,” said Josh Remi. “In creating it, we have really focused on making life easier for brands and retailers as they try to navigate the increasingly important area of packaging compliance.
“Not only does ecoview give great packaging supply chain transparency but, on a practical level, it eliminates the need for dozens of Excel spreadsheets and puts all the data in one place, ready to access at any time. Users can select any graphs or tables they need to create presentations and reports quickly and easily and simply bookmark specific data that they may need to refer to more frequently. It’s a great step forward for the industry and we’re excited about the benefits it will bring to users.”
At ecoveritas we believe in riding the data wave together!
ecoview is being rolled out from this month. To book a demo, contact the ecoveritas team on +44 (0)1865 721375 or e-mail [email protected]