The extended producer responsibility (EPR) applies throughout Europe.
Depending on the distribution country, various legal obligations and guidelines apply to manufacturers and companies selling products to countries outside Europe as a result of the EPR.
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Which products are
subject to the EPR?
- Electrical and electronic equipment
- Disposable and rechargeable batteries
To whom do the
EPR obligations apply?
Cooperation EPR Compliance und weee EUROPE
As partner of the pan-European network weee EUROPE, we guarantee the fulfilment of your legal requirements nationally and offer a European compliance solution for waste electronic equipment and batteries. Together, we manage approximately 100,000 collection points across Europe, while our partners collect and recycle over 50% of the annual ewaste and battery collection volume in 30 European Union countries – Norway, Switzerland, and Great Britain included. Thanks to strong partners and attractive conditions, weee EUROPE offers particularly efficient processes that benefit you.
What do I need to do according to the EPR?
Wie muss ich nach EPR vorgehen?
When selling products in Germany, manufacturers and distributors fulfil their EPR by registering with the Central Agency Packaging Register and having sales packaging that is subject to the system participation obligation included in a dual system. Because every member state in the EU implements the requirements in their own national laws, it is very challenging for manufacturers and distributors of products to meet all the requirements in their target markets. An EPR compliance partner like Zentek will help you meet your responsibility without having to keep an eye on every law yourself.
Head of EPR Compliance
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Are you a manufacturer or distributor that places sales and outer packaging filled with products on the market in Germany that accumulates as waste in private households and similar locations after use? If so, you’ll want to make use of a dual system. This requirement (and exceptions to it) are set out in the German Packaging Act (VerpackG).
Manufacturers, distributors and importers of electrical and electronic equipment are subject to various requirements under Germany’s Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). Among other things, the act is designed to keep the reusable materials contained in the devices in a closed loop.
Manufacturers, distributors and importers of disposable and rechargeable batteries are subject to various obligations under the Batteries Act (BattG). The legal requirements intend for valuable substances from disposable and rechargeable batteries to be recycled and returned to the reusable material cycle.
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Head of EPR Compliance