Producers' obligations

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According to the principle of extended producer responsibility, producers/importers of electrical and electronic equipment have the following obligations:

  • Before placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the market, producers have the obligation to register with the national register of producers kept by the National Agency for Environmental Protection, which will assign them a registration number that they shall communicate to all commercial networks whereby EEE is sold
  • Producers shall organise and operate individual or collective systems for the take back of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from private households under the obligation of taking back all WEEE resulted from EEE placed on the market
  • Producers or collective organisations that act on their behalf have the obligation to ensure the take back of all separately collected WEEE from private households
  • As of 1 January 2016, EEE producers shall have the obligation to meet the minimum collection rates of at least 40% for 2016, 45% for 2017–2020 and 65% for 2021, calculated as a percentage ratio between the total weight of WEEE collected in the respective year and the average weight of the total amount of EEE placed on the market during the previous three years
  • Producers or collective organisations that act on their behalf and economic operators that carry out collection and treatment activities shall send to ANPM information about WEEE collected separately
  • Producers have the obligation to set up systems that enable recovery of WEEE using the best available techniques regarding industrial emissions
  • Producers have the obligation to ensure funds for the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of WEEE from private households in an environmentally sound way
  • For products placed on the market after 31 December 2006, each producer is responsible for financing the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste from their own products in an environmentally sound way
  • The producer is free to choose whether to meet its obligations individually or by joining a collective organisation
  • In order to avoid situations where the costs for the management of WEEE from orphan products are incurred by the population or by remaining producers, each producer, when placing EEE on the market, should provide a guarantee that proves that it will finance the management of all WEEE from such EEE