European Recycling Platform (ERP) was the co-organiser of the 12th International Conference on WEEE & Used Battery Management and EPR Principle which took place between 8th and 10th May in Chuzhou, China. The conference, which was hosted by the Chinese Home Electronic Appliances Research Institute (CHEARI), was attended by around 150 people, including manufacturers, politicians, academics, as well as representatives from collection/treatment facilities and overseas companies.
This year’s edition was all about extended producer responsibility (EPR). The conference examined the progress made on the EPR system for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in China and discussed ways to improve existing approaches. The conference also covered other important issues, such as the latest developments in regulatory standards and technological advances.