Who We Are


The EPR Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) is a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), Lighting and Paper and Packaging and Portable Batteries Sectors.

eWASA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to delivering cost-effective compliance on behalf of our Producer Members. eWASA represents some of the largest Producers within the Household Electrical and Electronic industry who have a Producer Responsibility as mandated by the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations of November 2020. These regulations came into effect on 5th May 2021 and stipulate that Producers must organise and finance their products’ environmental management at their end of life.

eWASA was formed in 2008 to manage the establishment of a sustainable, environmentally sound e-waste management system for the country. Since then, we have been working with manufacturers, vendors and distributors of electronic and electrical goods and e-waste handlers (including refurbishers, dismantlers and recyclers) to effectively manage e-waste, lighting, and paper and packaging waste.

As an existing registered PRO, eWASA (in consultation with Producers) developed and submitted an industry-compliant scheme on their behalf.

eWASA has been the EPR Scheme of choice for many Producers in South Africa across all sectors and is also a Level 2 BBBEE contributor.

eWASA is a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) in the following sectors:

Our Mission

eWASA is committed to building a sustainable business and contributing to society through innovation, business excellence and people development.

Our Vision for Waste Management

eWASA’s vision is to be the leading Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) with the highest ethical standards, delivering outstanding value for Members, employees and communities in the value chain.

Our Core Values

At eWASA, we strive to differentiate ourselves by our people who are:

We would love to become your partner for waste solutions and give you the opportunity to concentrate on your core competencies.

The Association intends to pursue the following main activities in order to achieve these objectives:

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