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December 2, 2022
EPR Assessment of Packaging and Its Solutions

The European Packaging Directive 94/62/EC (and amendments) specifies the legal framework for packaging and packaging waste on an EU level. There are no exclusions for the scope. All packaging and packaging waste is covered, whether used or released on a household or commercial level. Further, the distinction is made between sales packaging, group packaging, and […]

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November 9, 2022
EPR Assessment of Batteries and Accumulators

The European WEEE Directive 2006/66/EC covers Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators. However, a draft directive is currently under development that may add an additional battery type for electric vehicles and introduce further duties for producers. This article will focus on the directive in force. Battery types considered are portable batteries and accumulators, […]

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October 20, 2022
EPR Assessment of Electrical and Electronic Equipment for B2C or B2B use

The European WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU covers and specifies how to report Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) used by consumers and EEE intended for professional use. “B2C” (business to consumer) and “B2B” (business to business) are the terms primarily used in this context. When looking at EPR obligations, (amongst others) three criteria are relevant for a […]

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September 28, 2022
Reporting to Authorized Representative in Austria

Are you selling batteries as well as electrical and electronic equipment in Austria, and do you have an authorized representative appointed? Then you need to know that a special report to your authorized representative is required by the end of each year. To meet the reporting obligation, the total quantities of electrical and electronic equipment […]

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August 18, 2022
Reconomy Group: Sustainability Report for 2021

Our parent company, Reconomy Group, has launched its 2021 Sustainability Report. It covers our three verticals Recycle, Comply, and Reuse, and provides detailed information about our sustainability strategy and projects. Click on the picture and download it now:

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August 5, 2022
Need for country specific Prevention Plans increases

The most well-known prevention plan (PP) among our ECM customers is the one for packaging in Spain, elaborated in cooperation with the compliance scheme Ecoembes. However, this is not the only Plan that should be considered. Spain foresaw a WEEE prevention plan for years but did not offer the means to submit it, which has […]

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July 26, 2022
Reconomy Group acquires RENE AG to expand global WEEE and environmental compliance offering

Reconomy Group company, Reverse Logistics GmbH (RLG) is taking over RENE AG, a German service company for compliance solutions in the field of recycling management / WEEE that has been established since 2005, with retrospective effect from January 1st, 2022 The takeover fits Reconomy Group’s strategy as an asset light company to further expand its […]

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June 21, 2022
Extended Producer Responsibility outside of Europe

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) for European producers is often associated exclusively with Europe or the European Union. This fact is hardly surprising, as the legislation is very well known at the EU level, where the concept is most mature. Prominent elements are the Waste Framework Directive and the product-specific Directives on Waste Packaging, Waste Batteries, […]

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May 9, 2022
REBAT again increases collection volume by over 50%

Germany's largest collection scheme for household batteries continues to grow Collection rate of 57.0% well exceeds the new statutory quota of 50% REBAT passes on collection volumes to several market competitors In a turbulent year for the waste portable batteries market, REBAT has again exceeded the impressive success figures of previous years. The REBAT system […]

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April 21, 2022
Changes in Packaging Reporting

The annual environmental compliance reporting season is almost over. However, due to continued efforts to reduce waste and encourage producers to improve the design of their products, packaging reporting was very much affected by changes in required reporting categories and updates to compliance schemes' reporting portals across Europe.  The Greek packaging scheme HERRCO, for example, […]

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