Welcome to ERA NPC
This website seeks to keep you informed of key legislation and regulation governing the management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in South Africa, as well as the landscape surrounding these rules. We seek to develop and share a simplified map through which you can navigate this world.
We aid you, as Producer, Recycler and Citizen to work with government o engage and contribute to the rules governing, and the opportunities arising from the managing our Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which is one of the largest, and most complex, and fastest growing global environmental challenges facing our world today.
ERA NPC offers the estimated 5,000 Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) with product on the SA market a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) through which you can meet your Extended Producer Responsibility obligations in South Africa.
ERA NPC is a registered non-profit organisation that started out as a Steering Team selected from among approximately 120 delegates who met with government in 2014 to discuss how South Africa is going to address its WEEE challenges. The WEEE Steering Team became ERA NPC as its engagement with WEEE stakeholders and government grew over the course of the last six years.
- You, as a Producer or Distributor of EEE on the SA market, must register with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) as a Producer.
- You must provide a detailed Producer Responsibility Plan for your company, as an Individual Producer Responsibility Organisation (IPRO), if you plan to fulfil your obligation to collect, recycle and report your WEEE obligations as laid out in the Regulations.
- Alternatively, you must join an Extended Producer Responsibility Organisation (EPRO), where multiple Producers present a sector-wide Producer Responsibility Plan to meet most of its members’ WEEE obligations as laid out in the Regulations.
- If you don’t minimally comply with the 1 or 2/3 there could be potentially be adverse consequences
YOU ARE INVITED TO…
Download REGULATIONS REGARDING EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
Download: NOTICE EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SCHEME FOR THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SECTOR
"An estimated 44.7 million tons of E-Waste is generated worldwide on a yearly basis."
-Lydall M., Wonder N. , Yulandi J., 2017. Mapping South Africa’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Dismantling, Pre-Processing and Processing Technology Landscape. s.l.:MINTEK/Department of Science and Technology (DST).
"The wide gap in E-Waste generation estimates has led the ERA Members to apply their collective knowledge to arrive at the negotiated working assumption of this IndWMP, viz. that South Africa currently generates 360,000 tons of e-Waste p.a. The ERA IndWMP also proposes to support the recycling of 26% of all E-Waste generated by 2023."
"ERA estimates that between 25,000 and 35,000 tons of E-Waste is currently recycled annually. That is, between 7% and 9.7%."
"More recent E-WASTE generation estimates provided by the reputable United Nations University suggests that South Africa generates around 300 000 tons of E-Waste per annum."
-Baldé, C. P., Forti, V., Gray, V., Kuehr, R., Stegmann, P., 2017. The Global E-waste Monitor 2017: Quantities, Flows, and Resources, Bonn, Geneva, Vienna: United NationsUniversity (UNU), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & International Solid Waste Association.