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Free Webinar: Tuesday 28th March

Regulatory Update on Global Waste Directives


This Webinar aims to give you an up-to-date briefing on the current global EPR reporting obligations. This vital knowledge will equip you to forecast, and minimize the budgetary impact.

You will hear how to address topics such as:

  • Global updates for Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Trends we are seeing for 2017
  • Environmental developments for Extended Producer Responsibility in 2017
  • Developments in the EU Circular Economy Package
  • How recent legislation changes might affect your business and reporting
  • Guidance on next steps to remain compliant

EPR compliance reporting obligations are now extending well beyond the established waste directives on packaging, WEEE, and battery recycling into many other product areas. Increasingly, multinational companies are uncertain of their changing global reporting obligations and how best to manage and reduce the cost.

This Webinar will focus on new and updated regulations, and instil the confidence that your company can meet your legal reporting obligations in new jurisdictions. Generally, the Regulations are robustly enforced: if you fail to register and pay your fees, you may face stiff financial penalties and reputational damage.

To request the recording, please follow the registration process using the form on the right.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about receiving the webinar recording.


Is compliance to the Australian Packaging Covenant still voluntary?

If a business sells packaged goods and has an annual turnover of $5 million or more then they will have obligations under the National Environmental Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011. The requirements of the NEPM can be met through being a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant or by directly reporting to the regulatory authorities in each of the jurisdictions where the packaging is sold.

Therefore, if you exceed the threshold listed above and you decide not to join the APC then you must report to the regulating authorities in each of the states and territories where your packaging is sold.

Are we an importer of batteries if we import products which contain batteries in Argentina?

Take Back Laws exist in Argentina on a regional basis: Buenos Aires City for example states that this is applicable for all rechargeable Batteries.

Batteries are considered WEEE however within the WEEE regulations the weight of a product is to be reported minus the weight of the battery inside. Therefore, despite the inconstancies of current practice in Argentina it is highly probable that you will need to register as a battery importer. It is still worth checking with the INTI whether you should register if you do not have a legal presence in Argentina.

Depending upon the type of product and batteries and the nature of the business, i.e. distributor or direct distance selling there are different types of registration form with differing fees associated.

Guidance for Battery Producers can be found at the following link which will also contain directions to the battery registration and producer certification authority (National Institute of Industrial Technology – INTI):

It may be worth noting that products imported from foreign producers without a VAT registered legal entity in Argentina may not have any obligations for the products themselves when implementation regulations are introduced over the next 2 years. Therefore, it is worth monitoring the changes. It is more than likely though that foreign producers who ship directly to households B2C through distance selling will be obligated.

Where can I find more information about the registration process for WEEE and/or Batteries in Argentina?

The following links may be useful:

Can you supply a link or document that outlines the Schedule 1 changes to the India WEEE rule?

India Waste Management Rules.pdf
Please see pg17. for schedule 1

What is the definition of a consumer unit for the French packaging declaration?

A consumer unit is a unit of packaged product which a consumer can buy separately from others. Shipment packaging and POS packaging are considered to be CSUs. Items considered consumer units are for example a pack of four yoghurts, a television, a bottle of water.

How long can we use the old detailed declaration format for Ecoemballages?

We have been informed that it will be available until the February 2018 submission.

In your last webinar you said that Connecticut are looking at implementing a packaging waste bill, are there any updates on this?

The Act concerning a reduction in consumer based packaging materials was signed by the Governor on 3 June 2016, however there have been no further updates published. We are in the process of contacting the Connecticut General Assembly on this matter for further information.

Any idea when the actual proposal to modify the RoHS Directive - mentioned in the Circular Economy report - will be released?

The proposal can be found here

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