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Latest Update | October 15th, 2020

E-waste Regulation 522/20 published in Ontario

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Why is Germany the highest risk EU country for recycling compliance?

EC4P's recent EU wide compliance assessment identified Germany as the highest risk country. This article presents some of the unique challenges in more detail.

April 23rd, 2020

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New Packaging Obligations for Sellers in Denmark

Denmark has just consulted on a draft amendment to the Environment Protection Act which intends to transpose the EU Packaging Directive 852/2018.

April 7th, 2020

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Maine steps closer to EPR Packaging Law

The bill would require producers to finance at least 80% of the cost associated with recycling packaging.

February 6th, 2020

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Packaging Waste fines exceed £236k in UK, while EC4P wins 2019 compliance award

Non-compliant packaging producers in UK fined over £236k by the EA, and EC4P wins “Best Packaging Recycling Compliance Solution” at the 2019 BUILD awards.

January 27th, 2020

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2019 Roundup: The EU’s Circular Economy Package

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.

December 16th, 2019

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WEEE Producers in Peru: a stricter regime

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

December 4th, 2019

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Packaging EPR to be developed in New Brunswick

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

November 8th, 2019

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Portugal WEEE inspections tighten and enforcement actions increase

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

November 6th, 2019

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FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P

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

October 7th, 2019

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Singapore takes ‘big stride’ in waste management

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

October 1st, 2019

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Is the Triman logo tripping up your business?

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.

September 19th, 2019

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Increase in penalties for non-compliance ahead

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

September 2nd, 2019

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