Companies face resource challenges to understand their legal exposure in each of the 27 EU Member States and the increasing number of other countries with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations worldwide.
If your company sells electronic products, batteries or products containing batteries, ensuring you comply with the requirements in each country can be a daunting task. Penalties for non-compliance range from monetary fines to criminal prosecutions and even imprisonment.
Download EC4P's updated WEEE & Batteries Enforcement guide for insights into the real risks companies face for non-compliance. Headline examples from the guide include:
Tesla fined $14 million for failure to comply with local battery recycling obligations in Germany, the highest risk EU country
Home Depot fined $27 million for unlawfully disposing of hazardous waste, including WEEE and batteries
$630 million worth of Apple, Samsung, HP, Motorola and other merchandise suspended in India for EPR violation
Many countries have an unlimited cap on possible enforcement fines they can issue to non-compliant companies
The longest prison sentence which can be issued for non-compliance with WEEE regulations is 6-years
There are over 330 Producer Compliance Schemes available for membership and recycling in Europe alone
Download EC4P's free guide to ensure you are aware of the risks of WEEE & batteries regulation non-compliance.
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