NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008: EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SCHEME FOR THE PORTABLE BATTERY SECTOR
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“NEMWA”): Extended producer responsibility scheme for the portable battery sector
Government Notice: GN 1945 in GG 46137 on 30 March 2022
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 29 April 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”), intents in terms of section 18(1) and (3), read with sections 72 and 73 of the NEMWA to require the producers of portable batteries to implement specified extended producer responsibility measures.
A producer of portable batteries (meaning a battery which is sealed, can be hand-carried without difficulty, and is neither an automotive nor industrial battery) will be required, amongst other, to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations, 2020.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 29 April 2022. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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