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For producers, compliance is becoming an ever-greater challenge as legislation becomes more stringent. ERP helps you to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations for recycling waste electronics, batteries, and packaging.

Extended Producer Responsibility

What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)?

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy that makes the producer responsible for a product throughout its life cycle. It does this by making producers finance the collection, recycling, and end-of-life disposal of WEEE, batteries, accumulators, packaging, and other EPR product categories. This is done to mitigate the environmental impacts of products along the chain (from production to recycling).

In many countries, every company that first places a product subject to EPR requirements onto the market is considered a producer.

A producer can do this in three ways by:

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Manufacturing products

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Importing products (including online)

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Selling products if you are not based in the country (including online)

ERP does more than provide support for producer responsibility. If your organization has a policy involving sustainability, the circular economy, and commitments within Europe for product disposal, we should talk.

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Fulfilling producer responsibility policies

Regulations for WEEE, batteries and packaging, as well as collection targets, are becoming more ambitious as circular economy legislation evolves. Our services here

ERP can support you across multiple countries

Changing policies means rules can vary annually, making it difficult to confidently calculate what you must pay. If your company is expanding across different territories, then these challenges multiply.

ERP makes this easy for you and can add extra value along the way

ERP ensures the legal compliance of all producers, both small and large, for WEEE, batteries, and packaging. On top of fulfilling your legal compliance requirements, ERP also offers you value-added services, such as takeback, environmental consultancy, and other global solutions.

Packaging, waste, batteries … how does it work?

We work hard to improve the competitiveness and innovation of logistics and recycling solutions. This allows us to offer you the best and fairest prices. Let our experience and knowledge of the market guide you.

All ERP members use our online reporting system, where they report and update their data online, as well as review, download and print certificates for previous declarations.

ERP members can access and manage their information via this platform. ERP members in multiple countries can also submit and review all of their company’s data online using a single log-in.

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Members Benefits

• Full management of your compliance obligations
• Experienced collection and treatment services
• Access to a unique, online data submission system

• Updates on regulatory changes and consultations

Environmental Benefits

• Protecting finite resources
• Reducing waste to landfill and incineration for a healthier environment
• Saving valuable raw materials

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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, online sellers, marketplace 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?

A simple online solution is EasyShop 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
  • Available for Germany and Austria
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Simplification and efficiency. We have one point of contact across EMEA. The learnings from one market can be applied to other markets. It’s a benefit to have a common approach, a centralised point of contact which brings efficiency and cost savings.

Ramon Teixido
WW TBO Transformation Strategist, HP Inc.