Posts Tagged ‘WEEE Directive’

GlobalPSC Sustaining Corporate Member – The Compliance Map Ltd

Posted by GlobalPSC at 3:22 pm, March 11th, 2016Comments1


Compliance Map develops solutions to help businesses manage their environmental compliance obligations arising from regulations and directives and to help optimize their use of resources. This includes product stewardship responsibilities, reporting and minimization of waste as well as carbon disclosure that will play a significant part in identifying, monitoring and driving down their customer’s global environmental impacts.

Both Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations and standards are at the core of Compliance Map’s solution offering. This includes mechanisms to collect, store and produce remittance reports required for submission to EPR schemes for directives such as WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment), Battery as well as deposit and worldwide Packaging programmes. The solution offered automatically manages sales warehousing data and combines with relevant Packaging, WEEE, Battery, Oil, Beverage or Paint information to produce costs and weight reports ready to be remitted to registered schemes on a monthly, quarterly or annually basis. This enables companies to automate the entire process by which they track and report waste to schemes and programmes worldwide and make better use of their own resources.

Compliance Map are made of a team of regulatory compliance experts with over 20+ years of experience in the arena of environmental compliance which has been fed into their software solution offerings, creating a holistic approach to managing obligations businesses face in today’s regulatory climate.


GlobalPSC Sustaining Corporate Member – DHL Envirosolutions

Posted by GlobalPSC at 4:37 pm, March 27th, 2013Comments13

It gives us great pleasure to have DHL Envirosolutions (DHL) as a Sustaining Corporate member of the Global Product Stewardship Council.

DHL Envirosolutions’ integrated approach to recycling and waste management solutions, energy, environmental and product stewardship compliance, can reduce carbon footprint, save money & help meet environmental targets in any global territory.

DHL Envirosolutions’ Global Regulatory Research Manager, Richard Barnish, serves as a member of the GlobalPSC Advisory Group.


Greening the Economy through Design Incentives

Posted by GlobalPSC at 7:22 am, February 8th, 2013Comments0

A fundamental principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR) is that by making producers financially and/or physically responsible for the management of end-of-life (EOL) products, the producers internalise waste management considerations into their overall product strategies and seek ways to minimise their resulting costs.

In theory, EPR should result in design for environment (DfE) improvements such as product redesign and material substitution. Properly designed incentives should result in products that are, for example, easier to disassemble or recycle and that reduce or eliminate toxic materials that may pose risks to human health and the environment.

Does EPR actually result in DfE changes? Are such approaches cost effective? These are fundamental issues the Global Product Stewardship Council will be addressing in the coming year. First, it is important to understand how EPR approaches themselves can be designed to provide incentives for DfE.

Colleagues, some of whom work for GlobalPSC members or have been active in our discussions, address allocating EPR to produce DfE incentives in a December 2012 article for the European Energy and Environmental Law Review.

The authors discuss the ability of current EPR laws and policy tools to create appropriate design incentives through changes in responsibility for waste management, with an emphasis on Europe’s WEEE Directive for used electronics. Their research has implications for many EPR and product stewardship schemes.

Key questions posed include:

  • Should each producer be individually responsible for the waste of its own products, only, or is collective responsibility acceptable or even inevitable?
  • Should a producer be responsible for orphan products (whose producers are no longer on the market)?
  • Should the producer have both financial and operational responsibility?
  • Should producers be responsible for historical waste?
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