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March 30, 2023
Implementation of Packaging EPR by 2025 in Denmark

Starting on January 1st, 2025, extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging will come into effect in Denmark. This means that producers will be held accountable for the costs associated with recycling packaging. Denmark has already established a legal framework despite being the last European country to implement the EU Packaging Directive on EPR. A draft […]

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March 22, 2023
SMART DRS – The Future of Waste Collection Starts in Serbia

Aschheim, Munich, 2023-03-13, As part of an international consortium v. Initiated by Ball Packaging Europe, the Serbian Green Dot organization SEKOPAK and sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the project paves the way to introducing packaging waste collection in Serbia. “SMART DRS” is a state-of-the-art technology offering a wide range of opportunities […]

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March 6, 2023
New Packaging and Packaging Waste Law in Spain

The new Royal Decree, 1055/2022 on packaging and packaging waste, has replaced the previous Law 11/1997 in Spain. Due to the significant time span between the two laws, substantial changes present new challenges for packaging producers and compliance schemes. As with any new legal requirement, collection, and recycling targets are increasing to move closer to […]

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February 28, 2023
RLG Takes Over Workshop Disposal for the Volkswagen OTLG GmbH

Aschheim/ Munich February 28, 2023 - RLG (Reverse Logistics Group), a Reconomy Group company, will take over the workshop disposal for Volkswagen Original Teile Logistik GmbH & Co. KG (OTLG) in Germany on March 1st. In the future, all residual, valuable, and hazardous materials generated in the OTLG service partners' nearly 3,000 workshops will be collected […]

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February 22, 2023
RLG, The Battery PRO

RLG Canada has registered as a batteries Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) in Ontario with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority. As a global provider, RLG offers expert compliance solutions to satisfy battery recycling services in compliance with Ontario requirements. Service Quality AssuranceRLG’s services operate on quality and integrity. We work directly with RPRA registered recyclers […]

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February 17, 2023
International Battery Day: Trends and Challenges

On February 18th, we celebrate International Battery Day to honor the inventor of the battery, Alessandro Volta. Since then, batteries have become essential to our daily lives, powering everything from cars and smartphones to renewable energy systems. However, as the battery industry continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, challenges and opportunities need to be […]

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January 19, 2023
Mandatory Recurring Audits

A topic that often comes up for producers of products subjected to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) at the beginning of each year is recurring audits. While most collective compliance schemes contractually reserve a right to impose audits on producers at random or in case of doubt about the correctness of the data submitted, various laws […]

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December 21, 2022
New EU rules for batteries

Background The EU Parliament and the European Council agreed on key points of the new EU Battery Regulation on 9.12.22. This legislative change aims to promote the circular economy and reduce environmental and social impacts throughout the battery life cycle. The Battery Regulation is intended to replace the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. Introduction of new battery […]

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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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