Multi-Waste Streams and Multi-Country

Manufacturers that are active in multiple markets have to face challenges for more than just one waste stream (for example, WEEE, Batteries or Packaging) along with different obligations in many countries.

Multinational producers are confronted with a complex and time-consuming registration process, coordinating membership applications, as well as contractual requirements with the relevant national authorities, authorised representatives and producer compliance schemes.

Producing accurate extended producer responsibility (EPR) reports is also essential to ensure that companies stay compliant and correctly manage their costs. Data processing, transformation and classification are key to this process.


Data Management

With our detailed knowledge of scheme rules, worldwide regulations and reporting categories we manage multi-waste stream obligations in multiple markets for customers.

Full customer reviews as well as provision of data services in markets with existing EPR regulations (including EMEA, USA, Canada and Australia) and new markets where EPR legislation is coming into force

CGlobal

Covering markets in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, this programme comprises:

What makes us different?

1
1
renowned solution provider for all global take-back and compliance services
3
3
million tonnes of WEEE treated worldwide
50,000
50,000
tonnes of batteries collected worldwide
23
23
locations in 19 countries
8
8
million tonnes of waste managed using Landbell Group software
7
7
million tonnes of packaging treated worldwide
20
20
countries deploying Circul8 software
35
35
compliance schemes for WEEE, batteries and packaging
388,000
388,000
tonnes of chemicals managed globally

Regulatory Tracking

Environmental compliance is constantly changing. More and more countries follow Europe’s extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulatory approach that makes the producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products to tackle the environmental problems and to minimize waste generation.

EPR applies to the entire life circle of the product, ranging from the product design to its final recycling/recovery, while the scope of EPR and related requirements differ from country to country. Consequently, producers have to stay on top of many regulatory, funding, and reporting arrangements – all in a variety of languages.

‘Translating’ the laws means that it is not enough to simply know the obligations but to have the capacity to really understand what they mean and how to comply with them.


We have a vast EPR experience in operating more producer compliance schemes than any other company globally. Our multi-lingual international team and the network of compliance experts that monitor the existing legal framework as well as the upcoming regulatory changes across the globe can support here.

Regulatory Tracking Reports

Targeting the needs of manufacturers and distributors, we put together relevant obligations in our country- or region-specific Regulatory Tracking Reports.

The reports aim to provide a clear-cut understanding of the EPR legal framework and to avoid fines and penalties for non-compliance with the national regulations. The regulatory information is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect continually changing and newly emerging EPR requirements across a growing number of territories.

All reports cover legal status and review the obligations relating to product design, labeling, user information, and take-back (registration, reporting, and available EPR compliance options). They are logically structured and harmonized to support the decision-making processes of producers, and they are available for WEEE, Batteries, and Packaging.

To fit the individual needs, we offer three different types of reports: At-a-glance, In-depth, and Customized reports.

At-a-glance Report

The At-a-glance report aims to provide a quick overview of the essential legal obligations the producer has in the country for WEEE, Batteries, and Packaging.

The report presents the information in a Q&A format by answering core producer questions in an easy-to-understand way and normally consists of up to four pages.

The first part of the report provides information on the existing requirements and relevant definitions, which is followed by the second part listing the regulatory requirements at each stage of the product life cycle, including design, information to users, specifics for different sales models, and take-back obligations.

In-depth Report

The In-depth report provides all-embracing information on the obligations resulting from the existing EPR legislation in the selected country.

The report includes the At-a-glance report providing executive summary and then follows the same structure. Normally consisting of up to 40 pages, the report provides detailed explanations raging from the general description of the market, the current legal framework, and the essential compliance requirements (e.g. design, information, take-back) to available compliance options.

Apart from giving purely descriptive information, In-depth reports also provide the actual registration and reporting forms needed to be submitted to the authorities and/or the collective schemes.

Customized Report

Depending on the needs and product portfolio of the customer, we also offer Customized reports. In comparison to the ready-made At-a-glance and In-depth reports, the Customized report is adapted and fitted to the preferences of a specific customer.

The report can be provided in a form of a legal register – which is a requirement of certified environmental management systems – listing the applicable pieces of legislation as well as their short summaries, a comparative list of separate EPR obligations in selected countries, or a made-to-order report focusing exclusively on the requirements of customer’s concern, e.g. registration, reporting, design, consumer information, etc.

On request, our team of experienced experts will be more than happy to do the additional research into the countries and requirements of your interest.  

The regulatory tracking service is listing and explaining obligations for the product scope and any sales channels as defined in the legislation. If you would need a specific assessment of applicable obligations for your product portfolio or sales model please refer to our related consulting service.

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Chemical Compliance

Companies that manufacture, place on the market or use chemical substances have to deal with many regulations.

As more countries follow Europe’s regulatory approach, and introduce improved chemical legislation, the challenge to comply is becoming increasingly global – whether you make chemicals for lubricants, mining products, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals.


With our chemical regulatory solutions, we make sure that your chemicals are correctly pre-registered, registered, reported and labelled – and that all your data is efficiently generated, managed and maintained.

European legislation

Global

What makes us different?

1
1
renowned solution provider for all global take-back and compliance services
3
3
million tonnes of WEEE treated worldwide
50,000
50,000
tonnes of batteries collected worldwide
23
23
locations in 19 countries
8
8
million tonnes of waste managed using Landbell Group software
7
7
million tonnes of packaging treated worldwide
20
20
countries deploying Circul8 software
35
35
compliance schemes for WEEE, batteries and packaging
388,000
388,000
tonnes of chemicals managed globally

Circul8

Transparency on take-back activities, material flows, downstream channels and related cost is key for driving efficient take-back processes. Our software products help to achieve that day by day.

To facilitate true circularity however, it is imperative to work on a comprehensive picture and to include neighbouring processes.

The Circul8 software suite allows to manage take-back and environmental compliance activities side by side within one system. 
Ultimately, Circul8 aims to provide a backbone to holistic circular process management. 


Circul8 covers all essential aspects to live up to Circular Economy principles:

Environmental Compliance Reporting Management

To enable automated reporting of obligated volumes to different compliance schemes across all material streams, followed by in-depth analysis and scenario planning options.

Operational Take-Back management (voluntary or via EPR-scheme)

To manage every step in the process from pick-up order placement through to the final recycling of resources that can then be fed back into the manufacturing process.

EPR-scheme Management

To facilitate efficient sourcing/collecting and licensing/volume assignment, mass flow management, compliance controlling and reporting to central authority bodies.

Knowledge Management

To keep up to date with extended producer responsibility regulations and fulfilment options.

element1

Chemical regulatory management is challenging: country obligations and deadlines vary greatly, and data sets require careful generation and maintenance. We combine our unique chemical regulatory knowledge and over a decade of experience developing innovative software solutions, like element1.

Fully scalable, it can perform simple admin tasks or provide more complex analysis, such as linking material flows to global material flows – providing a complete picture of what is happening outside a company.


We combine our unique chemical regulatory knowledge and over a decade of experience developing innovative software solutions, like element1.

element1

element1 offers various features, including:

Environmental Compliance: Requirements & Obligations

Extended Producer Requirements are constantly changing – within Europe but also as more and more countries follow Europe’s regulatory approach, and introduce improved legislation, the challenge becomes global.

Organisations must stay on top of many regulatory, funding and reporting arrangements – all in a variety of languages.

‘Translating’ the laws means that it is not enough to simply know the obligations, but to have the capacity to really understand what they mean and how to comply with them.


We operate more producer compliance schemes than any other company globally, and our multi-lingual expert teams keep our customers informed of regulatory requirements and guide them through the maze of legislation.

Moreover, for manufacturers and distributors, we globally monitor laws, regulations and essential information on extended producer responsibility (EPR) and include in Regulatory Tracking Reports. Learn more about our regulatory tracking service here.

Assessment of obligations

For specific customer needs, we offer a tailored assessment of legal obligations in the requested markets, producing related summary reports – considering the customer’s product portfolio and sales model.

Environmental Compliance: Management Services

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) obliges producers to take legal, financial and sometimes physical responsibility for the end-of-life treatment and disposal of their products. Producers furthermore may have thousands of products, several different companies and complex data formats, which makes it even more difficult to deal with.

Costs associated with EPR legislation can put companies at a competitive disadvantage, if not managed carefully. Incorrect management of EPR can also lead to legal penalties as well as damage to brand reputation.


Our scope, experience and expertise combine to offer unparalleled solutions. We will work with our customers to understand their business, products, packaging flows and raw data.

Our management services for compliance obligations help to make sure that all products and goods are classified and reported correctly, and that only those products in scope are declared.

Cost Management

Risk Management

Environmental Compliance: Smart Sustainable Supply Chains – S³

Businesses stand to achieve enormous financial gains by using their resources more sustainably and adapting to circular business models. The challenge is to match the needs of each organisation with their circular economy strategy and to provide knowledge and expertise in end-of-life projects and supply chain circularity.

Manufacturers can enhance their product sustainability by introducing recycled materials into their products.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)  is a global rating and verification system and the leading global environmental label for the IT sector. It helps purchasers to evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also supports selection processes for producers of computers, displays, televisions, imaging equipment and mobile phones to establish the green credentials of their products.


Our global and multi-disciplinary consultants are experts in EPR, eco-design, waste recycling, logistics, quality management and auditing – they offer all the services needed for end-of-life management projects and supply chain circularity. 50 qualified auditors, speaking more than 20 languages, command an extensive experience in waste management audits.

Closed Loop Recycling

EPEAT

Chemical Compliance

Companies that manufacture, place on the market or use chemical substances have to deal with many regulations.

As more countries follow Europe’s regulatory approach, and introduce improved chemical legislation, the challenge to comply is becoming increasingly global – whether you make chemicals for lubricants, mining products, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals.


We can manage specific projects within the compliance process or the whole compliance programme. Our chemical regulatory solutions help to make sure that all chemicals are correctly pre-registered, registered, reported and labelled.

We also provide our customers with certification to show that their products are properly accounted for. To ensure that data is efficiently generated, managed and maintained, we take care of the complex work of managing the technical registrations.

European legislation

Global

Packaging

In many countries, manufacturers and distributors need to register and report the packaging that they put on the market. It can be challenging and time-consuming to make sure your packaging complies with all the necessary requirements.

Many countries also require manufacturers and distributors to regularly collect, sort and recycle their sales packaging in an environmentally friendly way.


To deal with these obligations effectively, we offer our customers a range of services and solutions to meet their needs. Our expert team ensures compliance on either a national or international level and will lead customers through the process. Our knowledge of the packaging market means we always get the best value recovery and recycling evidence for our customers.

For market access and take-back

EASy-Shop

The German Packaging Act obliges all manufacturers and retailers placing packaging on the German market to apply for a licence through a packaging scheme. It encompasses all packaging materials and has no minimum threshold.

EASy-Shop is our simple online solution for sales packaging in Germany and Austria making sure our customers are fully compliant:

Batteries

The rules for placing batteries on the market are due to change. For manufacturers and importers, the biggest challenge will be to stay compliant with the latest requirements. This is especially true for producers that place portable batteries on different markets.

The rules for shipping and treating batteries are already challenging as ADR Regulations (the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) are regularly amended.


As a renowned partner, we take over all compliance obligations for batteries – and we strip away complexity to increase efficiency for companies. Our solutions cover all aspects of battery recycling and can simplify processes for all businesses, small to large.

Market access

Take-back

WEEE

If your company is placing electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) onto the market in Europe, then it can be a complex and time-consuming task to ensure you comply with all the regulations in all the relevant markets. As more and more countries follow Europe’s regulatory approach, and introduce improved extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation, this challenge becomes global.

In many countries, manufacturers and distributors are also required to organise the collection and recycling of their products in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.


Our EEE solutions help companies meet or surpass national standards and provide the best value for their business needs. Using our experienced operations team and pan-European network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators, we can assist at every stage in the disposal of WEEE and arrange for the collection and treatment from member sites.

Also, our dedicated procurement team regularly checks the market to make sure that we can always offer our customers the best price for waste treatment and logistics services.

Market access

Take-back

Multi-Waste Streams and Multi-Country

Manufacturers that are active in multiple markets have to face challenges for more than just one waste stream (for example, WEEE, Batteries or Packaging) along with different obligations in many countries.

Multinational producers are confronted with a complex and time-consuming registration process, coordinating membership applications, as well as contractual requirements with the relevant national authorities, authorised representatives and producer compliance schemes.

Producing accurate extended producer responsibility (EPR) reports is also essential to ensure that companies stay compliant and correctly manage their costs. Data processing, transformation and classification are key to this process.


With our detailed knowledge of scheme rules, worldwide regulations and reporting categories we manage multi-waste stream obligations in multiple markets for customers.

Data Management

Full customer reviews as well as provision of data services in markets with existing EPR regulations (including EMEA, USA, Canada and Australia) and new markets where EPR legislation is coming into force

CGlobal

Covering markets in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, this programme comprises:

Facility Waste Management

Paper, plastics, food waste … in certain countries, the company that is responsible for any waste at production or retail facilities has to collect and recycle or dispose of it in a sustainable way. Complying with these regulations involves a lot of red tape and a big logistics operation since companies are obligated to present a range of evidence and permits that prove they have fulfilled all their duties properly.

The Packaging Act (VerpackG) on top requires the final distributor of packaging that is produced at large commercial collection points to take back this used and emptied packaging and to recycle it.

Due to the Commercial Waste Ordinance (Gewerbeabfallverordnung), producers and owners of commercial municipal waste are also required to separately collect specified waste materials and recycle them if possible. 


Our facility waste management experts provide individual services as well as full-service packages for any type of scenario.

For Germany

We handle all facility waste management obligations, analyse collection points and develop a tailored waste disposal concept according to the requirements for resource recovery. Furthermore, we optimise the logistics processes and take on the marketing of secondary raw materials on the national and international market.

Rest of the world

Contact us to check where and how we can help you fulfil your facility waste management obligations.