Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations

Government has recently introduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations into South Africa’s waste management regime, which are intended to ensure the effective and efficient management of end-of-life products. This means producers will be responsible for the entire life cycle of their products and packaging.

EPR will play a critical role in minimising waste, ensuring sustainable waste management and supporting South Africa’s transition to a circular economy.

EPR legislation, which was gazetted in April 2021, requires producers such as Consol to become or join an industry Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO).  Consol has, since 2005, been a member of The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), which is a voluntary EPR scheme for glass packaging. TGRC is currently establishing itself as a PRO in line with the new regulations, which will come into effect from 5 November 2021, and Consol will continue as a member of the new organisation.

Consol fully supports the EPR initiative and others aimed at building more sustainable value chains and circular economies in South Africa.

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