EPR Regulations are now in effect

fluorescent lighting tubes

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.

Ban of all electrical and electronic waste from landfill: 23 August 2021

E-waste banned from landfill

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (referred to as WEEE or e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing types of waste worldwide. Unfortunately, it is also very hazardous due to the chemicals and components found in it. For this reason, the South African National Environmental Management: Waste Act defined e-waste as hazardous. The dangerous and toxic components […]