FAQs

Introduction
What does the South African legislation say?
What is EPR Section 18?
What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)?
What is Design for Recycling?
What is a Life Cycle Assessment?
When do I become obliged to comply with this legislation?
Roles and Responsibilities
Who is the Producer in the electrical, electronic, lighting and lighting equipment waste sectors?
What will the Producer be held accountable for in terms of the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations?
What is the role of a PRO?
What will PROs be held accountable for?
Who should join a PRO?
Who monitors PROs?
If I am a micro-business, must I join a PRO?  
Waste Management Operators
National Government
Local Authorities and Municipalities  
Informal waste collectors  
Consumers
Who is obliged to register under EPR Section 18?
What are the specific obligations for Producers under EPR Section 18?
What Waste materials trigger a registration obligation?
What will it cost?
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
Registration with DFFE
Why should I join Lightcycle SA?
APPENDIX 1. Legislation and policies applicable to waste management in South Africa
APPENDIX 2. Definitions
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