WEEE, Batteries and Packaging EPR in New Zealand
Several priority products, including WEEE, batteries and packaging, have been declared under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
August 4th, 2020
New Ontario batteries regulation comes into force 1st July 2020
The new batteries regulation falls under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.
June 29th, 2020
SWEAP detects a rise in illegal waste shipments in the EU
The waste detection rate with imports into EU countries has risen by 8% from October 2019, accounting for 37% of the total inspections.
June 26th, 2020
Revision to China’s Solid Waste Law
An amendment to China’s Solid Waste Law was approved on 29 April 2020 by the National People’s Congress (NPC) - it will take effect on 1 September 2020.
June 8th, 2020
UK joins EU states in enforcing plastic packaging tax
Member States across the EU are implementing legislation to enforce the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.
May 20th, 2020
Sphera EC4P's B2BWEEE-Scheme meets WEEE recycling obligations in UK for 2019
Sphera EC4P’s B2BWEEE-Scheme has received its Declaration of Compliance from the UK WEEE Regulator for the 13th year in succession.
May 19th, 2020
Draft USA Packaging EPR Bill published
A draft packaging EPR bill was proposed on 11 February this year in the USA through the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
May 4th, 2020
Why is Germany the highest risk EU country for recycling compliance?
EC4P's recent EU wide compliance assessment identified Germany as the highest risk country. This article presents some of the unique challenges in more detail.
April 23rd, 2020
New Packaging Obligations for Sellers in Denmark
Denmark has just consulted on a draft amendment to the Environment Protection Act which intends to transpose the EU Packaging Directive 852/2018.
April 7th, 2020
Maine steps closer to EPR Packaging Law
The bill would require producers to finance at least 80% of the cost associated with recycling packaging.
February 6th, 2020
Packaging Waste fines exceed £236k in UK, while EC4P wins 2019 compliance award
Non-compliant packaging producers in UK fined over £236k by the EA, and EC4P wins “Best Packaging Recycling Compliance Solution” at the 2019 BUILD awards.
January 27th, 2020
2019 Roundup: The EU’s Circular Economy Package
A brief overview of the actions taken by certain EU member states in 2019 to prepare to implement the Circular Economy Package and what it means for producers.
December 16th, 2019