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Changes on EPR for France, 2022

1. What is EPR and who is considered a producer? Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) is a policy approach under which producers accept significant responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. Assigning such responsibility could provide incentives to prevent wastes at the source, promote product design for the environment …

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Extended Producer Responsibility in 2022: What Amazon Sellers Need to Know?

Extended producer responsibility is coming into effect on the Amazon marketplace in 2022. This means that all “producers” and sellers will have to follow restrictions and rules to continue selling on the marketplace. What is a “producer”? Your business is classified as a producer if you manufacture, import, or sell any product subject to EPR …

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EPR For Battery Producers, Importers, snd Distributors. IS Your Business Ready?

It is estimated that by 2030, 2 million metric tonnes of used batteries will be produced across the world annually. In the digital age, our use of batteries is only increasing, and governments are actively investing in this growing industry. The main reason behind this is the pledge to move from diesel and petrol vehicles …

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Do You Sell into Germany? What You Need to Know About EPR?

Across Europe, many countries now require manufacturers and distributors of packaging to register their business and report on the packaging they release into the market. This is particularly true in Germany which was one of the first countries to set up EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) for packaging. It does not matter if your business is …

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Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment in France. What You Need to Know?

New Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) guidance is set to change how electronic manufacturers, distributors, and sellers operate in France. To comply with French law, businesses that deal with electrical equipment such as fridges, mobile phones, and computers must now take back their waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) on a 1:1 basis. This means …

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Europe is extending the reach of EPR: How will it impact your company?

EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) is not a new phenomenon. It has been promoted by individuals and organisations aware of the issues surrounding excess waste since the 1990s. Back then there were just 30 EPR schemes in place around the world, a number dwarfed by the 400 schemes of today. Bringing EPR to the forefront of …

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3 Reasons Why EPR is The Best Solution for Recycling Plastics

Since 1990 EPR has been introduced and enforced in many countries around the world. First proposed by Thomas Lindhqvist, a Swedish academic, who theorized that by passing the responsibility of a product’s entire life cycle, with a focus on the recyclability and alternatives, companies would endeavour to reduce the environmental impact of their products to …

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Extended Producer Responsibility should be in your 2022 business strategy, here’s why

Extended Producer Responsibility has been rolled out in multiple countries across Europe in recent years, countries such as France and Germany have highly detailed and enforced regulations that affect brick and mortar stores, and long-distance sellers who ship products into the country through platforms such as websites and Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. By including EPR …

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How EPR changes recycling requirements for car tyres and other rubbers

Extended producer responsibility has had a large impact on the way Europe tackles the looming rubber problem. Rubber is a fantastic material with a wide variety of applications; however, it is a material that is extremely hard to dispose of. To comply with Extended Producer Responsibility regulations, tyre manufacturers across Europe have begun improving the …

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What is EPR and who is considered a producer?

What is EPR and who is considered a producer? Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) is a policy approach under which producers accept significant responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. Assigning such responsibility could provide incentives to prevent wastes at the source, promote product design for the environment and …

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