EPR Regulations and Notices for Lighting, Electrical & Electronic Equipment, and Packaging are now in effect [Picture supplied].

The EPR Regulations and Notices of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act of 2008 are in effect in South Africa as of 5th November 2021. These regulations and notices cover lighting, electrical & electronic equipment and packaging. This means that anyone (person or company) who imports or manufactures these items is responsible for their end-of-life management.

This is a big win for the protection of the environment, as the producers can be held legally responsible for ensuring that the products that they produce are ethically managed when they become waste.

More to follow…