ERP Portugal – Waste Compliance Scheme, was born in the European Recycling Platform, the first European platform initially dedicated to Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management, and meanwhile, included the management of Batteries & Accumulators and Packaging Waste in several countries.
ERP Portugal was constituted on 13 May 2005 to operate in the management of WEEE, resulting from an initiative of four large companies: Gillete Portugal Group, Lda. (currently Procter & Gamble Portugal, SA), Electrolux, Lda., Hewlett Packard Portugal, Lda. and Sony Portugal, Lda. (currently Sony Europe Limited, Branch in Portugal) – Dispatch No. 353/2006, of May 13, of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Permit that was renewed on May 25 of 2018 (ERP Portugal Permit).
In 2010, ERP Portugal extended its activity to the management of Waste of Batteries & Accumulators (WBA), through a Permit granted by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (Dispatch no. 3862/2010), already renewed through Dispatch no. 11275-A / 2017, of 22 December, of the Ministry of the Environment.
Currently, ERP Portugal has already won the trust of around 700 companies that, in the scope of the Producer’s Extended Responsibility, have transferred the obligations to recycle waste from products put on the market to the compliance scheme, ensuring compliance with the objectives and requirements imposed by the legislation in force, in particular regarding the collection, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste that are part of the Integrated WEEE and WBA Management Systems.