Eunomia study to support the Commission's EPR guidance published

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Eunomia published its Study to support preparation of the Commission’s Guidance for Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes. It sets out the recommendations and their rationale, based on stakeholder engagement and analysis of the different approaches taken across Europe and their merits.

Areas addressed within the study include:

  • Waste management costs to be covered by an EPR scheme
  • The scope of the waste management costs that economic operators in the supply chain will need to cover through their payments into the EPR system, in respect of the products and materials for which they are responsible.
  • Necessary costs
  • An overview of current practices in applying necessary costs and how to determine the implications of any costs to be borne by producers on the viability of their services.
  • Existing practices  and criteria in fee modulation including packaging, EEE and batteries
  • The different approaches taken across the EU to fee modulation (current or planned) and consideration of the related principle, and criteria, for fee modulation for packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and batteries.