Companies face resource challenges to understand their legal exposure to the changeable Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in each of the 27 EU Member States, and the ever-increasing number of EPR regulations across the rest of the world.
If your company sells electronic products, batteries, or products containing batteries, ensuring compliance with the advancing requirements in each country can be a daunting task. Penalties for non-compliance range from monetary fines to criminal prosecution and even imprisonment.
Download Sphera EC4P’s updated WEEE & Batteries Enforcement Guide for insights into the real risks companies face for non-compliance.
Headline examples from the updated guide include:
A Korean electronics giant fined over $1.5 million in Russia
Tesla fined $14 million for failure to comply with local battery recycling obligations in Germany, the highest risk EU country
Home Depot fined $27 million for unlawfully disposing of hazardous waste, including WEEE and batteries
$630 million worth of Apple, Samsung, HP, Motorola and other merchandise suspended in India for EPR violation
Many countries have an unlimited cap on possible enforcement fines they can issue to non-compliant companies
The longest prison sentence which can be issued for non-compliance with WEEE regulations is 6-years
Download EC4P's free guide to ensure you are aware of the risks of WEEE & batteries regulation non-compliance.