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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

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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

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

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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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

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

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

2019 Roundup: The EU’s Circular Economy Package thumbnail

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

WEEE Producers in Peru: a stricter regime thumbnail

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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