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Legal and contractual obligations
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ERP Portugal ensures compliance with legal obligations under the Extended Producer’s Responsibility, in which companies must assume the environmental impacts resulting from the use of products that are put on the national market (electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and accumulators).
In the set of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) we find all the equipment that need electric current or electromagnetic to operate, as well as the equipment of their generation, transfer and measurement.
Batteries and accumulators include “any source of electrical energy obtained by direct transformation of chemical energy consisting of one or more non-rechargeable primary cells or one or more rechargeable secondary elements.” (Decree-Law No. 152-D / 2017, of December 11).
The management of more than one waste stream (WEEE and RPA) allows ERP Portugal to create synergies, streamline processes and reduce the administrative process associated to this activity.
Currently, more than 700 companies are part of the Producers universe who have trusted the fulfillment of their obligations to ERP Portugal:
Joining to WEEE and WBA Compliance Scheme is simple and fast, only implies the signing of a contract of responsibility transfer, according to the products put on the national market.
ERP Portugal financial fees and members useful information
Discover our straightforward recycling solutions
Compliance is becoming an ever greater challenge for producers as the legislation tightens. ERP can assist you in complying with regulations on the recycling of electrical and electronic waste, batteries, and packaging.
Extended Producer Responsibility
What is extended producer responsibility?
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy that regulates a producer’s responsibility for a product throughout its life cycle. Regarding this policy, producers take the responsibility for financing collection, recycling, and end-of-life disposal of WEEE, batteries, accumulators, packaging, and other EPR product categories, to mitigate the environmental impacts of their products along the chain (from production to recycling stages).
Every company that first places a product subject to EPR requirements onto the market in the respective country is considered a producer.
This can happen in 3 ways, including the online channel:
Manufacturing of products
Selling products not based in that country
Fulfilling producer responsibility policies
Regulations about WEEE, batteries and packaging and the collection targets get more ambitious as circular economy legislation evolves. Our services here
ERP can support you across multiple countries
Changing policies means the rules can vary annually, making it difficult to confidently calculate what you must pay. If your company is expanding across multiple European territories, these challenges multiply.
ERP makes this easy for you and can add extra value along the way
Through ERP, a producer, small to large, may acquire legal compliance for WEEE, batteries, and packaging. On top of fulfilling legal compliance requirements, ERP also offers value-added services for its members and other producers.
Packaging, waste, batteries … how does it work?
Every day we work to improve the competitiveness and innovation of logistical and recycling solutions. This allows us to offer the best price to our members. We take the grey areas and make them transparent based our experience and knowledge of the packaging market.
All ERP members use our online reporting system, where they can report and update their data online, as well as review, download and print certificates for previous declarations.
With a single platform for covered streams, our members can access and manage their information. ERP members in multiple countries can also submit and review all of their company’s data online using a single log-in.
• We take on all compliance obligations and strip away complexity to increase efficiency for member companies
• Members gain access to a unique, online data submission system
• Updates on regulatory changes and consultations
Do you sell packaged goods to Germany?
The German Packaging Act, which entered into force in January 2019, obliges all manufacturers and retailers placing packaging on the German market to apply for a license through a packaging scheme.
The Act, which applies to mail order companies, eBay sellers, and operators of small online shops, encompasses all packaging materials and has no minimum threshold – as soon as you place packaging on the German market, then you must join a scheme.
Need to comply?
EasyShop is a simple online solution with the following advantages:
- Quick and easy registration – suitable even for very small quantities
- Immediate and full compliance for as little as €75 per year