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ecosurety assesses compliance fees

ecosurety has participated in discussions with BIS about potential use of the ‘Compliance Fee’.

ecosurety (the WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme operated by Budget Pack Ltd) has participated in discussions and one-to-one meetings with BIS throughout the various consultation in order to contribute towards an effective approach to the potential use of the ‘Compliance Fee’ (CF) as an alternative form of compliance.

ecosurety assesses the potential impact

The CF mechanism has two key elements – the first obvious one is as an alternative form of compliance if PCSs should inadvertently miss their collection targets and need to ‘top up’. The second element appears to be part of a ‘political’ strategy to, effectively, break the system whereby some PCSs (which hold surplus tonnage) had financially exploited others who required ‘evidence’ of recycling (short of tonnage).  This debacle, largely, hinges around control of local authority collection contracts.

During November BIS received three applications to operate the CF mechanism – all of which, in our view, had their benefits and downsides – and I imagine that a number of PCSs will be awaiting the outcome and then considering whether to use the CF mechanism – either as a substantive  alternative to acquiring evidence from another PCS or in a minimal way in order to understand the calculation methodology, distribution of funds and any dysfunctions in the system and be in a stronger position to debate and influence the issues through actual experience of the system. 


James Champ

Technical manager

Following a brief career in the legal industry, James joined the compliance team in August 2012, and since has undertaken a variety of roles in account management and scheme operations.

He now holds the role of Technical manager where he is responsible for ensuring Ecosurety and its members are compliant across the packaging, WEEE and batteries regulations. In addition, he also leads our technical service delivery team who support clients with various data projects and international compliance activities.


Written by James Champ Published 24/12/2014 Topics Compliance

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