Recycling Compliance News

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EC4P's webinar program gives valuable information updates on changes in WEEE, Batteries & Packaging compliance challenges which companies are facing around the world.

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Increase in penalties for non-compliance ahead
September 2019

New EU Regulation to boost enforcement of ‘free-riding’ WEEE producers and unsafe products Find out more...

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Rapid increase in development of packaging regulations
August 2019

In addition to the EU Directives on Single-Use Plastics and the Circular Economy many countries are introducing new packaging related laws and amendments Find out more...

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UK Packaging Waste Regulation Reform - first consultation responses published
July 2019

Responses show strong support to introduce an EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) scheme, currently scheduled for 2023. Find out more...

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New batteries requirements in Saskatchewan
July 2019

On 26 June 2019, the Government of Saskatchewan approved the Household Hazardous Waste Products Stewardship Regulations. Find out more...

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Ontario – Extension to OES wind up date
July 2019

Under new direction from the Ministry of Environment, Parks and Recreation, the OES Program will now end on 31 December 2020. Find out more...

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Changes to Plastic Waste Management rules in India
July 2019

New requirements under the Indian Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules give more options for compliance to producers but also introduces more uncertainties Find out more...

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American Packaging Laws continue to grow - Chile and Maine (USA)
July 2019

Chile and Maine have announced plans to introduce EPR Schemes for Packaging. This news item provides early details of what this may mean for producers. Find out more...

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California Passes Single-use Packaging and Product Bills
June 2019

If the Bills pass the final vote, they will enact the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. Find out more...

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USA and Canada e-waste product scope and challenges to manufacturer compliance
May 2019

USA and Canada E-waste Regulations, the differences in product scope across USA and Canada and the resulting challenges for manufacturer compliance. Find out more...

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'Passive Devices' now in scope of German WEEE Regulations
May 2019

Their introduction has aligned the scope of EEE that must comply with the regulations to that of many other EU Member States. Find out more...

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Tackling WEEE Non-Compliance: An update on industry activities
May 2019

The non-compliance of companies selling electronic products online is of growing concern across Europe and is receiving much attention across the industry. Find out more...

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Product Stewardship Obligations Likely to Increase in Australia
April 2019

The Australian government is currently reviewing the Product Stewardship Act 2011 and is working on a scheme to manage end-of-life handheld batteries. Find out more...

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EU Compliance and Enforcement Regulation aimed at e-commerce sales
April 2019

The new regulation will affect e-commerce sales by making it mandatory for all Manufacturers selling products into the EU to have an appointed EU representative Find out more...

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UK Resource Waste Strategy: First four major consultations published
April 2019

One proposes several reforms to the UK packaging producer responsibility system, aiming to reduce difficult-to-recycle packaging and increase recycling rates. Find out more...

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Prince Edward Island Expands E-Waste Program
April 2019

Prince Edward Island has expanded the scope of products covered under the Environmental Protection Act Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations. Find out more...

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Single-use plastics ban and changes to EU packaging recycling fees
April 2019

Developments in single-use plastics waste regulations and the introduction of modulated packaging recycling fees across EU Find out more...

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Draft e-waste laws in Singapore and Nigeria
March 2019

An overview of the draft e-waste laws in Singapore and Nigeria and what they may mean for you if they are implemented. Find out more...

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WEEE Registration & Reporting Harmonisation in Europe
March 2019

A 2019 Regulation has been adopted by the European Commission to harmonise the registration and reporting formats across Europe... but will it work? Find out more...

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Washington State looks to implement EPR Packaging Law
March 2019

From 1 January 2022, plastic packaging producers in Washington state will be required to meet EPR obligations. Find out more...

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Nova Scotia Expands E-Waste Program
February 2019

From 1 March 2020, five new electrical and electronic product types will be banned from landfill in Nova Scotia. Find out more...

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UK Resource Waste Strategy: Changes to producer responsibility
January 2019

Changes include packaging producers being made responsible for all costs associated with packaging waste management Find out more...

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Can you register for WEEE without Batteries and Packaging?
December 2018

Growing evidence of how EU Member States are increasing pressure on batteries and packaging producers to register for their product sales. Find out more...

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Design4Compliance Conference with Siemens PLM Software
November 2018

EC4P team at Chemical Watch Electronics conference in San Francisco, RINA conference in London and the CARE Innovation summit in Vienna. Find out more...

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Introduction of Packaging Tax in the UK
November 2018

The UK are set to introduce a tax on plastic packaging which contains less than 30% of recycled plastics. Find out more...

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UK WEEE Open Scope - Are you ready for 2019?
November 2018

The UK Environment Agency has recently published a guidance document finalising the equipment covered by the regulations from January 2019 Find out more...

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Crack down on WEEE & Batteries non-compliance in Ireland
September 2018

The EPA has been given new powers to enforce WEEE & Batteries Regulations. The EPA can now apply Fixed Payment Notices which are essentially on-the-spot fines. Find out more...

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New Germany Packaging Law – How to avoid a fine
September 2018

New Packaging requirements in Germany (VerpackG) are being introduced from 01 January 2019 which could affect your product sales if you do not act soon. Find out more...

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OECD outlines strategies to tackle online WEEE “free-riding”
August 2018

OECD confirms large scale WEEE compliance “free-riding” of online retailers and says increased awareness, enforcement & regulation should be used to rectify Find out more...

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Canada Yukon e-waste Registration deadline 1st Oct
July 2018

Amended Designated Materials Regulation has a new set of requirements for companies selling electronics in Yukon; Registration, Remittance, Reporting, Record! Find out more...

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Hong Kong WEEE Producer Registration Deadline Aug 1st
July 2018

Sale of regulated electrical equipment will require a registration to the HK EPD with associated reporting, collection and recycling label/levies. Find out more...

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Deadline approaching for new Poland producer register
July 2018

Electronics producers need to register with Poland’s new ‘Product, Packaging and Waste Management Database’ (BDO) by 24th July 2018. Find out more...

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Turkey packaging deadline approaching
June 2018

Producers have until the 30th June to notify the packing information system of arrangements with compliance schemes. Find out more...

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Circular Economy legislation to roll out across the EU
June 2018

New package requires countries to cover distance sales of packaging (inc. packaged products) which has previously been non-obligated in most of the EU. Find out more...

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"Open Scope": UK to keep 14 existing WEEE categories
June 2018

Defra have announced that the 2013 WEEE regulations will be amended and the existing 14 WEEE categories will remain in place for the transition to “Open Scope”. Find out more...

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E-Waste Rules, 2018 come into force in India
March 2018

On 22 March 2018, the E- Waste (Management) Amendment Rules were published in the Official Gazette and came into force on the same day. Find out more...

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Eradication of Avoidable Plastics in the UK
February 2018

UK Gov. announces plans to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Avoidable being the operative word in the plan which is set over 25 years. Find out more...

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WEEE Recast Scope Adoption Timeline
August 2017

EU Member States in ‘transitional period’ for product scope of WEEE Recast Directive until 15 August 2018. Find out more...

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Distance Seller Batteries & Packaging Obligations
February 2017

Companies may only be obligated for collection and recycling of waste packaging if located within the country of sale. Find out more...

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Extended Producer Responsibility in Russia
May 2016

Russia implements legislation with requirements similar to EU Member State take-back, collection & recycling regulations. Find out more...

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Mandatory Visible Recycling Fee introduced in Slovakia
January 2016

Slovak Waste Act (79/2015) introduced obligation for producers of consumer electronics to display associated recycling costs. Find out more...

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Luminaries Reporting Confusion in UK
August 2015

United Kingdom confusion within industry about WEEE category luminaries equipment with integrated LEDs should be reported under. Find out more...

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Removal of the Eco-Contribution in Malta
July 2015

Maltese Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA) to publish legislative amendments removing Eco-Contribution for WEEE. Find out more...

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Commission refers Germany to Court over WEEE Recast
June 2015

The European Commission has referred Germany to the European Court of Justice on the grounds that Germany has failed to transpose the WEEE Recast Directive. Find out more...

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Extended Producer Responsibility in Chile
June 2015

On 9th June 2015 the Senate of the Chilean Ministry of Environment approved a bill for the Law on the Promotion of Recycling. Find out more...

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Printer Cartridges in scope of new UK WEEE Regs
January 2015

On 20th Jan 2015, the UK Environment Agency issued a statement regarding printer cartridges and the UK WEEE Regulations. Find out more...

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