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Section 18 of the new Waste Management Act came into effect on 5 May 2021. These regulations relate to extended producer responsibility (EPR) in terms of a number of industries and products, including the paper and plastics packaging industries.
As a supporter of the circular economy and the DFFE legislation, it is our responsibility to support and encourage registration with the DFFE and the relevant PRO’s.
Mpact has been contributing to EPR, indirectly on your behalf, by means of a voluntary levy, for a number of years and is an existing member of Packaging SA, Plastics SA and the following Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO’s):
We look forward to participating with you in this process, furthering our investment in a circular economy and contributing to smarter, sustainable solutions.
For an ‘easy to read’ step-by-step process on what to do next, please refer to our EPR journey guide below or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Confused about what to do next?
Follow our three-step plan to help you progress on your journey to comply with EPR regulations
Determine if you are above the threshold
Register with the DFFE and with a PRO OR establish your own EPR scheme
Ensure that your suppliers are registered
*“packaging” means any material, container or wrapping or corrugated cases, used for the containment, transport, handling, protection, promotion, marketing or sale of any product or substance, which may be primary packaging, containing the actual product or secondary or tertiary packaging, typically containing products already packaged in primary packaging but excludes:
We are ready to help.
For more info, contact us on email@example.com or view our webinar: