eWASA News – 8 April 2022

Reporting Requirement: Recyclers

In terms of  Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, PROs are required to populate and record all of the information/details regarding e-waste that has been collected, transported and treated by our members on a monthly basis and submit a six-monthly report at the end of June each year and a yearly report at the end of December each year.

Attached you will find two documents that require your attention and completion, where applicable. We require a separate report for each calendar month.

  1. eWASA- EPR Levy Declaration Form – packaging

Please complete the documents, for the period November 2021 to the end of March 2022, and send them back to us by 22 April 2022.

Once we have received and collated the data we will contact you to discuss and finalise and EPR fees due and payable to you.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wind & Solar is the Answer for SA – UN Report

The report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, released by the IPCC – the authoritative UN body that assesses the science related to climate change – made a number of notable findings, including:

  • Global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions are projected to peak between 2020 and before 2025, at the latest, in global modelled pathways that limit warming to 1.5°C;
  • Net anthropogenic GHG emissions have increased since 2010 across all major sectors globally. An increasing share of emissions can be attributed to urban areas;
  • Reducing GHG emissions across the full energy sector requires major transitions, including a substantial reduction in overall fossil fuel use, the deployment of low-emission energy sources, switching to alternative energy carriers, and energy efficiency and conservation. The continued installation of unabated fossil fuel infrastructure will “lock-in” GHG emissions;
  • Urban areas can create opportunities to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through the systemic transition of infrastructure and urban form through low-emission development pathways towards net-zero emissions; and
  • There is a strong link between sustainable development, vulnerability and climate risks. Limited economic, social and institutional resources often result in high vulnerability and low adaptive capacity, especially in developing countries. Read more in the Daily Maverick.

Let’s Recycle reports:

UK: “Defra has finalised the collection targets for household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2022, raising the overall goal by 4% to 511,377 tonnes. The targets confirm the amount of WEEE producer compliance schemes must collect and send for recycling on behalf of their members.

The overall target is 20,836 tonnes (4.25%) more than the 490,541 tonnes of household WEEE collected and reported by producer schemes in 2021. It is also 7,748 tonnes more than the missed 2021 target of 503,629 tonnes.”


Do we have your correct contact details? 

As we start the new financial year, we urge our members to let us know if any of your details changed. Please click on the link to find our information update form. Complete it and send it to info@ewasa.org so we can update your details in our database.


Webinar: Sewage Pollution in South Africa (OUTA)
The state of South Africa’s water resources and sanitation services and infrastructure are in a dire state. Billions of litres of untreated sewage are being released into our rivers, oceans and streets every day and this needs to stop. Read the Green Drop report here.

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