Frequently asked questions
Clarity - Reprocessor or Exporter?
Neither - we are traders in all grades of PRNs. We make a small commission on the sale of the PRNs with the majority of the funds going back to the Reprocessor / Exporter. These funds are then used for the future development of their businesses.
We send out regular quotations to our clients on either a weekly or monthly basis. Please bear in mind that the quotations are normally only valid on the day they are sent and are subject to availability. Should you require a firm price with an extended validity please call our office to confirm.
Progressing a quotation – should you wish to accept one of our valid quotations, please sign the Quote Acceptance Form and either email or fax back to us on 0845 129 7178.
Terms & Conditions in a Nutshell
When you sign our Quote Acceptance Form you agree to purchase the P(E)RNs as stated on the relevant quotation. Once the QAF is returned to our office you are locked into the deal giving Clarity the go-ahead to purchase the PRNs from the Reprocessors before receiving payment. Once signed you are unable to back out of a deal and the invoice raised by Clarity for the PRNs will become due for immediate payment.
All invoices are due for payment within 5 days of the invoice date.
Ways to Pay
Cheque, BACS or CHAPS. Our bank details are Lloyds TSB, Kemptown, Brighton; Account Name: Clarity Environmental Limited; Sort Code 30-94-63; Account No: 01094014. We no longer accept credit cards.
Delivery Lead Times
On average around 4 weeks after we receive cleared funds unless you are using our Rapid Settlement Service (for large tonnages only) where on receipt of funds PRNs are released either same day or the following.
To be able to offer the best price for our PRNs we often reserve future productions from many of the Reprocessors that we deal with. Your order will probably form part of a larger batch order that we have with a Reprocessor. Should your tonnage be at the end of a batch, delivery may only take 1 week, however if it appears at the beginning it could take upto 4 weeks to get your P(E)RNs to you. Please see notes below regarding Year End Trading.
Obligated Companies with a recycling and recovery obligation greater than 500T in the preceding year now have to submit an Operational Plan to the Agencies by 31 January before registration on 7 April. Clarity can help with the production of the Plans either directly or by using one of our associated Environmental Consultants, if necessary.
The Agencies are recommending that Companies with larger obligations should be looking to place a proportion of their obligation into forward contracts. Clarity can assist with the sourcing of contracts and can either broker or trade the deal. For further details, please contact us on 0845 129 7177 option 2.
Direction of Funds Statements
Reprocessors and Exporters use the funds from P(E)RNs to develop their businesses. Clarity will collect on behalf of our clients “Direction of Funds” statements from our suppliers if requested.
PRNs arising from waste that is accepted in the month of December of each year can be validated for use in the same year or for use in the following year. We ask that when ordering PRNs during this trading period (1 December to 31 January) that you pay special care to which year you would require your PRNs to be validated for.
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