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ecosurety responds to IT systems delay

The Environment Agencies have announced that the implementation of the new IT system for managing producer responsibility will be delayed, ready for use in the 2016 compliance period.

The agencies acknowledged that it is an ambitious project to bring together an integrated IT system to meet the requirements of the four regulatory regimes across the UK covering WEEE, packaging, batteries and international waste shipments.

They had planned to go live with the first phase of the project in October 2014 but have experienced specific challenges which meant that they did not have time to work collaboratively with industry and would have had to compromise on the quality and functionality of the system.

Considering the size of the project and its aim to bring greater efficiency to the producer registration system, we support the agencies’ decision to delay the initial implementation.

Producers have already seen big changes in the way they report EEE and could see further disruption if the system is not fit for purpose. We believe that it is vital that industry is consulted throughout the process. Through collaboration, we hope any challenges can be overcome to future-proof the system.


James Champ

Technical manager

James joined the compliance team in August 2012 and now holds the role of technical manager. He is responsible for managing all regulator requirements across packaging, WEEE and batteries compliance regulations, and for overseeing our WEEE and batteries collections. In particular, James takes an active interest in quality improvement both for clients' data methodologies and internally to improve business efficiency.


Written by James Champ Published 07/10/2014 Topics Compliance

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