Update on EPR Regulations

Update on EPR Regulations

Following discussions with the Minster in 2020, a ministerial Working Group was formed of which Lightcycle SA is part. We will continue to be part of the public participation process on behalf of our members and welcome the extension granted by the Minister.

The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has postponed the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations to 05 May 2021.

This follows a request from affected producers to make further inputs into the implementation process. As a result, the Minister decided to amend the Regulations and Notices, to allow additional time for the registration, development, and submission of EPR schemes. Producers will also be given an opportunity to make additional amendments, should these be necessary.

Click on the link to see the Regulations to allow for an extension in order to complete amendments.

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In Summary

This new notification postpones the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations to 05 May 2021.

Negotiations are still ongoing with DEFF.

In time producers will have to register with DEFF as well, a notification will be sent to all ‘Lightcycle SA Members when this opens. This will be an online registration portal.

We will update all on the amended regulations when these are finalised.