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Latest Update | October 15th, 2020

E-waste Regulation 522/20 published in Ontario

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E-waste Regulation 522/20 published in Ontario

The new electronics recycling regulation will come into effect from 1st January 2021 in Ontario.

October 15th, 2020

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Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill introduced in Australia

The aim of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 is to provide a national framework to manage waste and recycling across Australia.

October 14th, 2020

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Significant changes proposed to WEEE Act in Germany

Amendments to WEEE laws could come into force from January 2022, in one of the highest-risk EU countries for recycling compliance

October 9th, 2020

New obligations for companies selling electronic products in Germany, as a result of a new Batteries Act thumbnail

New obligations for companies selling electronic products in Germany

Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world so if your company sells electronic products, you will likely be affected by the new Batteries Act.

September 30th, 2020

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FLIR Systems Takes On Recycling For Electrical And Electronics Manufacturing

Verdantix reports FLIR’s award winning partnership with Sphera’s EC4P software and managed services to implement new recycling arrangements in EU Member States

September 15th, 2020

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WEEE, Batteries and Packaging EPR in New Zealand

Several priority products, including WEEE, batteries and packaging, have been declared under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

August 4th, 2020

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New Ontario batteries regulation comes into force 1st July 2020

The new batteries regulation falls under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.

June 29th, 2020

SWEAP detects a rise in illegal waste shipments in the EU thumbnail

SWEAP detects a rise in illegal waste shipments in the EU

The waste detection rate with imports into EU countries has risen by 8% from October 2019, accounting for 37% of the total inspections.

June 26th, 2020

Revision to China’s Solid Waste Law thumbnail

Revision to China’s Solid Waste Law

An amendment to China’s Solid Waste Law was approved on 29 April 2020 by the National People’s Congress (NPC) - it will take effect on 1 September 2020.

June 8th, 2020

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UK joins EU states in enforcing plastic packaging tax

Member States across the EU are implementing legislation to enforce the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.

May 20th, 2020

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Sphera EC4P's B2BWEEE-Scheme meets WEEE recycling obligations in UK for 2019

Sphera EC4P’s B2BWEEE-Scheme has received its Declaration of Compliance from the UK WEEE Regulator for the 13th year in succession.

May 19th, 2020

Draft USA Packaging EPR Bill published thumbnail

Draft USA Packaging EPR Bill published

A draft packaging EPR bill was proposed on 11 February this year in the USA through the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

May 4th, 2020

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