Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)
Electrical and Electronic Equipment is within the scope of this area.
The regulations define EEE as equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current.
The legislation covers the following categories of EEE equipment:
Lighting Equipment is defined in the Regulations as electrical or electronic equipment used for producing artificial light or illumination. It also includes any peripherals of the lighting bodies such as luminaires, switch components, ballasts, fixtures and modules.
Extended Producer Responsibility applies to the following identified products or class of products:
- Lighting products: Different types of lighting equipment including but not limited to:
Paper and Packaging
In the EPR Regulations “Paper” is defined as any substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material used for writing, printing, or as a wrapping material.
“Packaging” is defined as 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 packaging or tertiary packaging, typically containing products already packaged in primary packaging
The Notice applies to waste which arises from the use by a consumer or an end-user of:
The Regulations exclude:
On 23 March 2023, the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations, 2020 (EPR Regulations) expanded with three more sectors. The additional sectors include portable batteries, pesticides, and lubricant oil.
The Portable Battery Sector’s EPR regulation applies specifically to sealed, easily portable batteries that are not automotive or industrial batteries. Classes of batteries included are alkaline/zinc carbon batteries, primary lithium batteries (single use), nickel metal hydride batteries, silver oxide batteries, and zinc air/air depolarised batteries. The regulation also covers waste generated from these battery classes.