HRA presented the development of NEPRR to ISWA WORLD CONFERENCE at Serbia, (19-21/09/2016)




DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY REGISTER (NEPRR) FROM THE HELLENIC RECYCLING AGENCY (HRA), GAINED EXPERIENCES AND THE EMERGING CHALLENGES.



D. Podiotis *a, T. Charitopoulou a, I. Gkitzeni a and C. Apostolopoulos b


*Corresponding Author: d.podiotis@eoan.gr


Abstract

In March 2014, HRA, the competent authority of the Ministry of Environment & Energy for the design and implementation of recycling policy in Greece, started the development of a webbased platform for the National Extended Producer Responsibility Register (NEPRR), which was a legal requirement since 2010, according to National Law 3854/2010. The software project was developed by a sub-contractor software company and the final version of the web-based platform was released to the public in July 2015. By the end of 2015, 350 producers had already registered their products. During this process a lot of experience was gained, which offered valuable information on how to deal with producers not willing to provide data and collaborate with NEPRR, how to search for “free riders” and finally how to smooth out all the different aspects of the six product/waste streams of alternative waste management established in Greece. The presentation will provide a detailed list of the problems that emerged after the release of the NEPRR to the public and will supply statistical and numerical charts that will describe the characteristics of products/wastes per stream, quality control of the registered data and legal claims of free riders.