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:
- Acceptance or collection of wastes generated as a result of product use as well as waste management and financial responsibility for these activities;
- Informing generators of wastes resulting from the use of the relevant products on the measures such waste generators should take to prevent waste generation, on how to reuse or recycle such wastes and on the available separate waste collection systems;
- Taking measures to develop products and components with the minimum environmental impact and with the aim to minimise waste generation, increase of product durability, production of repairable products and the maximum use of secondary raw materials.
The EPR is to be set for the following products:
- Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
- Batteries and accumulators
- Lubricant oils
The Law on Wastes provides for the possibility to introduce additional product categories that will also be subject to the EPR.
Delegated acts regulating the EPR for each specific product groups are yet to be adopted in Ukraine.
Pravsky Consulting provides full regulatory support on EPR issues in Ukraine. Please contact us for further information!