We can help you develop your producer responsibility programme so that you can
reduce the environmental impacts of your products and comply with your legal obligations.
Producer responsibility is about ensuring that businesses take responsibility for products once they have reached the end of their life. It seeks to reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill by diverting end of life products to re-use, recycling or other forms of recovery. It is an extension of the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
The concept of producer responsibility underlies European Directives on Packaging
and Packaging Waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, and End of Life Vehicles. These Directives place responsibility on producers to bear the costs of collection, sorting or treatment and recycling or recovery. Similar legislation is being drafted and implemented elsewhere in the world, too.
How we can help
We have significant experience of producer responsibility, and can help you understand the implications, obligations and best-value approaches. Specifically, we can help you with:
- sustainable product design
- whole lifecycle management techniques
- end-of-life product and waste issues
- policy development
- management of legal compliance.