Recycling Compliance News

Recycling Compliance News

Timely WEEE, Batteries & Packaging Updates

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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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 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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