Clothing and textile

Ukraine: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) overview

The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Ukraine has been introduced by the revised Law on Wastes (enters into force in July 2023). 

The responsible producers have to fulfil their EPR obligations either collectively – by joining a compliance scheme or individually – by setting up their own compliance system.

The EPR in Ukraine includes the following:

Russia: Revised rules for the submission of EPR reporting

As of 1 January 2021, importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (including electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, textiles and packaging) as well as manufacturers’ associations are required to submit the relevant yearly reporting in accordance with the revised procedure.  The report must contain information about products released on the Russian market during reporting year, the fulfilment by a particular importer or manufacturer of the set utilisation / recycling targets for wastes that in

Russia: EPR – adopted recycling targets for 2021

Russia has adopted recycling targets for 2021 for wastes generated from products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) requirements (including WEEE, batteries and packaging wastes).

Russia: EPR – Form and submission rules for the environmental charge calculation

Importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) and recycling targets (e.g. electronic equipment, textiles and some types of packaging) will have to submit the environmental charge calculation form in accordance with the rules adopted by Order No. 920 of 13 July 2020.

KAZAKHSTAN: Revised Rules for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Manufacturers and importers pf products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Kazakhstan are required to comply with the revised version of the Rules on EPR obligations, including management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.

The EPR obligations arise:

-          For manufacturers – from the moment a finished product has been recorded as such in the manufacturer’s internal records;

RUSSIA: Face masks not declared as PPE are not subject to certification

The Russian standardisation authority Rosstandart has clarified that if a manufacturer or importer places on the Russian market any face masks they do not claim to be personal protective equipment or masks declared as a part of clothes or apparel – these types of face masks do not have to undergo mandatory conformity assessment procedure.