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As legislation tightens, compliance is becoming an ever-greater challenge for producers. ERP has the expertise and experience to help you every step of the way. We 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? (EPR)

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 via online channels:

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Manufacturing of products

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Importing products

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Selling products online, but not based in that country

ERP can support all types of producer responsibility schemes, systems, and policies. If your organisation has a policy involving subjects like sustainability, circular economy, and commitments within Europe for product disposal, you should get in touch with us.


Fulfilling producer responsibility policies

As circular economy legislation gets more complex, so do regulations around WEEE, batteries and packaging.

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?

Joining ERP will simplify everything for you.

Our membership team supports you with understanding the regulations, registering with the authorities, reporting data, and record keeping.

We take on your recycling obligations – our operations team uses approved treatment facilities to recycle enough material on your behalf.


Members Benefits

• 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


Environmental Benefits

• Experienced collection and treatment services
• Protection of valuable resources
• Reduced waste to landfill and incineration

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

ERP are reliable, responsive and supportive with business as usual, as well as new ideas and projects. They understand WLWA’s vision and are flexible in adapting to meet our needs.

Emma Hall
Project Manager, West London Waste Authority

I have worked in partnership with ERP since the introduction of the WEEE regulations. They have provided an excellent service in this time and have always been ready and willing to help with any issue that has arisen. This has enabled us as a Local authority to deliver an excellent service for waste electrical.

Colin Sinnamon
Waste Manager, Fermanagh and Omagh DC

ERP have always been on hand to guide and assist the Council in navigating Duty of Care and compliance. The management of all collection and process contracts from our sites has been superb and staff are always willing to help us provide a better service for our residents.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council