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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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March 11, 2022
Re-Registration Process for Producers of WEEE, Batteries, and Packaging

Do you know what the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Malta, and Romania have in common?   In these countries, producers of WEEE, batteries, or packaging have to renew their registrations annually. The renewal of registration ensures that the authorities and compliance schemes have the most up-to-date company details of the producer.   Keep reading if […]

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February 23, 2022
Circularity Scotland selects RLG, a Reconomy Group company as preferred bidder, to set up an IT infrastructure for a DRS in Scotland

Circularity Scotland Limited, the Scheme Administrator for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme has selected Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) as the preferred implementation partner to deliver a state-of-the-art and future-proof IT solution to manage the deposit return scheme (DRS) in Scotland. While the formal agreements are being put in place, the implementation work has already started on […]

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February 18, 2022
Happy Birthday Battery!

February 18 is International #Battery Day, and this year the battery turns 221 years old. Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine modern life without the many small and large accumulators. The battery began its triumphant sweep in the mid-19th century in the form of the lead accumulators. Then, at the end of the 20th century, lithium-ion technology […]

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February 3, 2022
New EPR fractions in France

The principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has helped many countries channel waste generation, manage it more effectively, and promote recycling goals. These benefits have been recognized worldwide, and more and more countries are introducing new EPR fractions. A good example is France, where the EPR program requirements already cover many product categories. Yet, France […]

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January 21, 2022
Smart DRS - An efficient deposit return scheme

A well-designed Smart Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is based on understanding the local situation and key processes while considering lessons learned from other countries.   A deposit return scheme is a series of processes that involve numerous parties. Whether a country can establish an environmentally and cost-effective DRS depends on how efficiently the operator monitors and […]

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December 16, 2021
Revision of the waste electronics law in Germany (ElektroG3)

One of the currently most debated compliance topics is the new contents of ElektroG3. Published on May 20th, 2021, most new contents are applicable starting January 1st, 2022. Here are the most important aspects are to look out for: First, grocery stores have to be wary of new obligations. If they exceed a floor space […]

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November 24, 2021
CCR Logistics Systems AG becomes RLG Systems AG

On November 23, 2021, our legal entity in Germany, CCR Logistics Systems AG, was renamed RLG Systems AG. All contracts, general terms, and conditions of sale and delivery remain unchanged. In the following text, we have summarized the most important questions and answers regarding the change of name: Why was CCR renamed? CCR and RLG […]

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