Do you fully understand your responsibilities as a producer under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations?
In the EPR scheme, a ‘producer’ is a manufacturer of electronic products. Importers of electronic products are also classified as producers within the scope of this legislation.
A key responsibility as a producer is to register on SAWIC and declare the electronics you introduce to the market. The specific obligations you hold depend on the product category – whether it involves packaging, batteries, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
How can DESCO assist you in fulfilling these responsibilities and ensure you meet EPR compliance:
- Transparent & Accurate Data:
DESCO’s EPR reporting offers precise waste collection reports, providing producers with valuable insights into the composition of their recycling materials.
- Avoiding “Free Riding”:
Our EPR track and trace system empowers producers to be accountable for their own e-waste. This means that you won’t bear the financial burden of managing other producers’ e-waste. It’s a fair and cost-effective approach to levies.
- Compliance & Legal Obligations:
DESCO’s EPR reporting streamlines the process of adhering to legal obligations. It ensures that businesses are in compliance with regulatory requirements related to EPR. This prevents legal complications as detailed reports, certificates and manifests are generated to ensure an audible trail is created at shifting the risk off the producers.
By taking these steps and fulfilling your EPR obligations, you are not only ensuring compliance with regulations but also making a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.
To register and comply with EPR regulations, we recommend visiting the SAWIC website and registering with a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) online. Keep in mind that you have the flexibility to choose from a range of PROs to align with your specific needs and objectives.
DESCO is here to guide you through the complexities of EPR and empower your business to meet its environmental and legal responsibilities.