EPR Fee Explained

The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fee has been calculated in accordance with the requirements of the EPR regulations and the Lighting Sector Notice (No.43881) and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sector Notice (No. 43880) and is based on the following three material points:

  • Nett cost recovery including a differentiated rate per item category, of each product or class of product, which must be paid by a producer to fund extended producer responsibility schemes and is dependent on the following:

  a. weight of product

   b. ease of recyclability

   c. current demand for the material for recycling purposes

   d. costs for establishing a collection system for the identified products

   e. collection, transport, storage and treatment costs for separately collected waste

   f. administrative costs

   g. costs for public communication and awareness-raising (on waste prevention, separate collection, etc.)

   h. costs for the appropriate surveillance of the system (including auditing)

   i. less revenues from recycled material sales (if applicable)

  • The administration cost of the Extended Producer Responsibility scheme will not exceed 20% of the revenue collected in calendar year 1 of implementation, thereafter 15% in year 2, and 12% in year 3.
  • The EPR fee will be reviewed annually based on the actual volume and collection performance.

EPR FEE and PRO Operational Flow

Products Covered

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For industrial, Commercial and Household Applications:

All types laser lighting and equipment

All types of pixel lighting

All types of street lighting, luminaires, fixtures, poles etc.

All types of automotive and aircraft lighting and luminaires

All types of UV lighting, insecticide and UV disinfection lighting

All types of lighting signage and advertising billboards made with lighting sources with fixtures

All types of stage lighting or photographic lighting and fixtures etc.

All types of lighting signal equipment

All types of lamp holders/equipment

All types of lighting luminaires and equipment

All types of decorative lighting

All Other lighting sources such as torches, headgear

All types of solar lighting or solar lanterns

All lamp types and sizes

For industrial, Commercial and Household Applications:

Aircraft lighting control consoles

Lighting control consoles

Printed circuit boards

Lighting cabling and connectors

Smart lighting equipment

Lighting switches and dimmers

Lighting control equipment

Lighting transformers and inverter equipment

Lighting control equipment and panels

Ballasts all types and starters

Lighting control equipment

Lighting control equipment

Lighting control equipment

Any other PRO accepted electronic and electrical equipment


A lamp is any of various devices producing artificial light, from an energy source, such as a direct or indirect electric current, oil or gas.

A light source is anything that makes light. Artificial light sources include lampposts and televisions. Without light sources we could not see the world around us, however not every object we can see is a light source.

A light fixture, light fitting, or luminaire is an electrical device used to create artificial light by use of an electric lamp. All light fixtures have a fixture body and a light socket to hold the lamp and allow for its replacement. Fixtures may also have a switch to control the light.

A laser light is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The word "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation".

Pixel lighting is used with digital controllers that allows the user to program and fully control individual LEDs or groups of LEDs, depending on the product. This granular level of control allows pixel products to produce a dazzling array of lighting effects and patterns, including video.

An LED is an electric light that produces light using light-emitting diodes.

Electrical and electronic equipment is defined as equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly, and includes equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields

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