Podium discussion, Tipi am Kanzleramt Berlin
2022 - The Future of Product Responsibility - 8. November 2022
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The Future of Product Responsibility

At the end of a year 2022 that will be significantly shaped by the topic of “EPR”, we will join you in Berlin/Germany to look into the future of product responsibility directly in front of the Federal Chancellery, free of charge for VERE members, take-e-way and trade-e-bility customers as well as partners, authorities and associations. As the number of places is limited, please register at your earliest convenience.
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EPR deadline extension for online marketplaces

“We source 90% of our goods from [...] distributors who are offering the products on a commercial scale on the German market for the first time. Amazon nevertheless requires us to provide evidence that our products meet EPR regulations, so we will probably have to ask every single one of our suppliers for the evidence in question.”
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Authorised representative becomes mandatory in Austria

Similar to the extended producer responsibility for electrical/electronic equipment and batteries, the new provisions of the law will require all non-Austrian companies (both in the EU and outside the EU), who sell directly to private end-users, to appoint an authorised representative for their put on market packaging starting 1st January 2023.
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EU Plastic Tax at a Glance

In the UK, despite Brexit, the Plastic Tax Act has been in force since 1 April 2022. Italy and Portugal have also already passed legislation on the plastic tax.
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Changed allocation for boilers and hot water storage tanks

The Environment Committee of the Bundesrat is against a reclassification of old boilers and hot water storage tanks in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), as the current classification of these appliances in the category of heat transmitters is not erroneous or disadvantageous, according to the Committee’s recommendation.
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Amazon suspends electronics offers due to WEEE EPR

If you cannot demonstrate to Amazon that you comply with the EPR, Amazon will suspend your non-compliant listings under WEEE on 1 January 2023. This may also affect parts of your WEEE offerings for which there is no valid branded appliance type registration in the EAR foundation’s manufacturer register.
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Criticism of country-specific packaging labelling

In a separate statement, Sweden welcomes Spain’s intention to give a further boost to engaging in the circular economy but emphasises that the draft will make it more difficult to export goods to Spain as companies will need to adapt the packaging of their products to the new, unilateral requirements.
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EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

As is already the case for electrical appliances, batteries and packaging, extended producer responsibility (EPR) is also to be formulated for textiles.
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Packaging Requirements in Germany and Europe

In the free live webinar Packaging Requirements in Germany and Europe we will focus on the new packaging requirements applicable in Germany. The second part presents the registration obligations in other European countries (France, Austria, Spain).
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France: Triman and Info-Tri on textiles

According to the decree n°2021-835 from 29th June 2021, all French take-back systems have to develop a sorting information per waste stream, with the purpose to help the consumers sort their waste correctly. All items of clothing, household linen and footwear brought onto the French market are concerned.
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