Iceland ERP system has been updated. As a member of the European Economic Area, Iceland has implemented legislation regarding extended producer responsibility (EPR).
The recovery and recycling targets follow those set in the European Union (EU) directives and must be achieved by the Icelandic Recycling Fund, to which all producers must subscribe. Changements concern packaging, WEEE and batteries regulations.
Producers and importers are responsible for the collection and achievement of the defined “utilization norms” fixed by the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, Battery Directive 2006/66/EC, and Packaging Directive 94/62/EC under the EEA Agreement.
However, in Iceland things has done differently than the other EU Member States. When a product is imported, it automatically triggers a report to the Icelandic Recycling Fund. Now the producer is registered at the Environment Agency. To start this process, importers need to register with the Customs Authority first, and local manufacturers need to register with the Internal Revenue department. The Icelandic Recycling Fund then charges the producer a take-back and recycling fee and takes on the producer responsibility as well as the reporting to the Environment Agency.
If you import to Iceland and need support, Landbell Group can help you.