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2019 Roundup: The EU’s Circular Economy Package thumbnail

2019 Roundup: The EU’s Circular Economy Package

December 16th, 2019

A brief overview of the actions taken by certain EU member states in 2019 to prepare to implement the Circular Economy Package and what it means for producers.

WEEE Producers in Peru: a stricter regime thumbnail

WEEE Producers in Peru: a stricter regime

December 4th, 2019

The Environmental Assessment & Enforcement Agency will scrutinise producer's actions during the transition and penalise any infractions.

Packaging EPR to be developed in New Brunswick thumbnail

Packaging EPR to be developed in New Brunswick

November 8th, 2019

An extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulatory program for packaging and paper expected within 12 months in New Brunswick, Canada.

Portugal WEEE inspections tighten and enforcement actions increase thumbnail

Portugal WEEE inspections tighten and enforcement actions increase

November 6th, 2019

Portuguese government is tightening up inspections on producer WEEE compliance, with fines of up to EUR 5 million for the most serious cases of non-compliance

FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P thumbnail

FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P

October 7th, 2019

FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P web-based system to guarantee compliance to 47 recycling regulations across 25 countries.

Singapore takes ‘big stride’ in waste management thumbnail

Singapore takes ‘big stride’ in waste management

October 1st, 2019

Details of the recently passed 'Resource Sustainability Bill’ which implements the Zero Waste Masterplan

Is the Triman logo tripping up your business? thumbnail

Is the Triman logo tripping up your business?

September 19th, 2019

The troublesome Triman logo is set to be revived in the French Circular Economy Law. Find out about the requirements and penalties for incorrect usage.

Increase in penalties for non-compliance ahead thumbnail

Increase in penalties for non-compliance ahead

September 2nd, 2019

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

Rapid increase in development of packaging regulations thumbnail

Rapid increase in development of packaging regulations

August 14th, 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

UK Packaging Waste Regulation Reform - first consultation responses published thumbnail

UK Packaging Waste Regulation Reform - first consultation responses published

July 29th, 2019

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

New batteries requirements in Saskatchewan thumbnail

New batteries requirements in Saskatchewan

July 22nd, 2019

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

Changes to Plastic Waste Management rules in India thumbnail

Changes to Plastic Waste Management rules in India

July 18th, 2019

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

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

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

July 3rd, 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.

Ontario – Extension to OES wind up date thumbnail

Ontario – Extension to OES wind up date

July 3rd, 2019

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

California Passes Single-use Packaging and Product Bills thumbnail

California Passes Single-use Packaging and Product Bills

June 13th, 2019

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

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

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

May 21st, 2019

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

'Passive Devices' now in scope of German WEEE Regulations thumbnail

'Passive Devices' now in scope of German WEEE Regulations

May 8th, 2019

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

Tackling WEEE Non-Compliance: An update on industry activities thumbnail

Tackling WEEE Non-Compliance: An update on industry activities

May 1st, 2019

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

Product Stewardship Obligations Likely to Increase in Australia thumbnail

Product Stewardship Obligations Likely to Increase in Australia

April 25th, 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.

EU Compliance and Enforcement Regulation aimed at  e-commerce sales thumbnail

EU Compliance and Enforcement Regulation aimed at e-commerce sales

April 24th, 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

UK Resource Waste Strategy: First four major consultations published thumbnail

UK Resource Waste Strategy: First four major consultations published

April 11th, 2019

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

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

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

April 8th, 2019

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

Prince Edward Island Expands E-Waste Program thumbnail

Prince Edward Island Expands E-Waste Program

April 2nd, 2019

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

Draft e-waste laws in Singapore and Nigeria thumbnail

Draft e-waste laws in Singapore and Nigeria

March 22nd, 2019

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

WEEE Registration & Reporting Harmonisation in Europe thumbnail

WEEE Registration & Reporting Harmonisation in Europe

March 15th, 2019

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

Washington State looks to implement EPR Packaging Law thumbnail

Washington State looks to implement EPR Packaging Law

March 4th, 2019

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

Nova Scotia Expands E-Waste Program thumbnail

Nova Scotia Expands E-Waste Program

February 12th, 2019

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

UK Resource Waste Strategy: Changes to producer responsibility thumbnail

UK Resource Waste Strategy: Changes to producer responsibility

January 23rd, 2019

Changes include packaging producers being made responsible for all costs associated with packaging waste management

Can you register for WEEE without Batteries and Packaging? thumbnail

Can you register for WEEE without Batteries and Packaging?

December 20th, 2018

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

Design4Compliance Conference with Siemens PLM Software thumbnail

Design4Compliance Conference with Siemens PLM Software

November 28th, 2018

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

Introduction of Packaging Tax in the UK thumbnail

Introduction of Packaging Tax in the UK

November 22nd, 2018

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

UK WEEE Open Scope - Are you ready for 2019? thumbnail

UK WEEE Open Scope - Are you ready for 2019?

November 16th, 2018

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

Crack down on WEEE & Batteries non-compliance in Ireland thumbnail

Crack down on WEEE & Batteries non-compliance in Ireland

September 24th, 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.

New Germany Packaging Law – How to avoid a fine thumbnail

New Germany Packaging Law – How to avoid a fine

September 13th, 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.

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

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

August 30th, 2018

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

Canada Yukon e-waste Registration deadline 1st Oct thumbnail

Canada Yukon e-waste Registration deadline 1st Oct

July 25th, 2018

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

Hong Kong WEEE Producer Registration Deadline Aug 1st thumbnail

Hong Kong WEEE Producer Registration Deadline Aug 1st

July 18th, 2018

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

Deadline approaching for new Poland producer register thumbnail

Deadline approaching for new Poland producer register

July 10th, 2018

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

Circular Economy legislation to roll out across the EU thumbnail

Circular Economy legislation to roll out across the EU

June 28th, 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.

Open Scope: UK to keep 14 existing WEEE categories thumbnail

Open Scope: UK to keep 14 existing WEEE categories

June 20th, 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.

Turkey packaging deadline approaching thumbnail

Turkey packaging deadline approaching

June 20th, 2018

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

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

E-Waste Rules, 2018 come into force in India

March 1st, 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.

Eradication of Avoidable Plastics in the UK thumbnail

Eradication of Avoidable Plastics in the UK

February 1st, 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.

WEEE Recast Scope Adoption Timeline thumbnail

WEEE Recast Scope Adoption Timeline

August 1st, 2017

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

Distance Seller Batteries & Packaging Obligations thumbnail

Distance Seller Batteries & Packaging Obligations

February 1st, 2017

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

Extended Producer Responsibility in Russia thumbnail

Extended Producer Responsibility in Russia

May 1st, 2016

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

Mandatory Visible Recycling Fee introduced in Slovakia thumbnail

Mandatory Visible Recycling Fee introduced in Slovakia

January 1st, 2016

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

Luminaries Reporting Confusion in UK thumbnail

Luminaries Reporting Confusion in UK

August 1st, 2015

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

Removal of the Eco-Contribution in Malta thumbnail

Removal of the Eco-Contribution in Malta

July 1st, 2015

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

Extended Producer Responsibility in Chile thumbnail

Extended Producer Responsibility in Chile

June 1st, 2015

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

Printer Cartridges in scope of new UK WEEE Regs thumbnail

Printer Cartridges in scope of new UK WEEE Regs

January 1st, 2015

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

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