Waste & material traceability solution for sustainable facilities
Achieve full transparency of the waste process
Create customizable, real-time reports
Digitalization of PRO activities
Ease the communication between PROs and the producers
Easy progress payment calculation for all participating producers
Achieve end-to-end control over all material recovery processes
Watch our brand new video on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Management and the benefits it provides for efficient and profitable waste practices.
What is EPR?
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is one of the essential parts of achieving sustainability goals in waste management and the basis of the circular economy through recycling. Evreka’s end-to-end digital solutions make the process easier than ever before. Read more for the distinguishing features of the most efficient EPR solution!
EPR: A guide to sustainable waste management
EPR is a policy that focuses on the life cycle of products by holding producers, manufacturers, retailers, and importers responsible for the treatment and disposal of post-consumer products. The general use of EPR schemes is mostly on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), end-of-the-life vehicles (ELVs), end-of-the-life tires (ELTs), and packaging waste such as plastic, metal, glass, paper, or wood.
Based on sustainable development and the management of re-created resources, EPR hold companies accountable for their products. This way, eco-friendly product design and environmentally sustainable disposal methods are also encouraged.
In short, EPR is a beneficial policy where companies focus on the end-of-life circle of their products and create fruitful environmental, social, and economic effects. However, since it is a complex process, companies have difficulty executing it with internal force. This is where Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) come into play.
What is Producer Responsibility Organizations (PRO) for EPR?
Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) ensure that the entire EPR process is managed following government regulations, from post-consumer take back to waste segregation and recycling. Considering this complicated process’s tremendous environmental and legal responsibility, it is not difficult to understand how vital an efficient application is, but also rare. Fortunately, Evreka’s all-in-one EPR solution facilitates every little detail about the chain of custody.
The most comprehensive solution for the integrated management of EPR
Regardless of where it is in the world, the most significant pain points of the EPR are transparency and fair pricing. Thanks to Evreka’s end-to-end integrated EPR solution, managers can cover every detail with real-time digital supervision and reporting. Thus, the operation of PROs will become easier and more seamless than ever before!
Evreka’s integrated EPR solution provides end-to-end chain of custody
As Evreka, thanks to the seamless integration of digital and cutting-edge waste management modules, we cover every detail from the collection points to the transportation to the recycling facilities until the last moment there. Keeping real-time data about how much of each material is collected, the stage of categorization and recycling, we generate detailed reports. This way, producers can achieve the most efficient EPR practices by accessing transparent data and establishing accurate strategies with performance measurement. For example, managers can see which regions the EPR process is more worthwhile. Moreover, whole operations are carried out under legal responsibilities with the chain of custody.
Most importantly, fair pricing is calculated over the market share or product unit with transparent waste collection data. From collection points management to Material Recovery Facility Management, producers, PROs, and consumers are fed with the same information sources by viewing everything about the EPR process in real-time to see if things are going well. Throughout the process, producers, PROs, and consumers require various data. By connecting stakeholders in the same system, we ensure that they can use the same data according to their needs.
Hence, Evreka modules dramatically reduce the administrative workload. Overall, with Evreka’s sustainable and end-to-end modules, every detail in EPR, until the transparent invoice, can be made customizable following legal responsibilities and for the benefit of all the stakeholders.
In addition, in line with our mission of achieving sustainability for a more livable world, we see EPR as an opportunity to create education on reducing waste management and customer awareness. We recognize that EPR is a constructive part of a broader new sustainability vision prioritizing social responsibility, respect for nature, and the circular economy. If you want to:
• Reduce waste generation starting from single-use plastics and packaging
• Increase recycling, reusing, and recovery of waste rates worldwide.
• Be a part of establishing a more conscious production and consumption approach by noticing the end-of-life impact of products
• Increase the safe treatment of harmful materials
• To reduce the adverse effects that endanger the health of living things and the environment
• Invest in a sustainable future
• Reach transparent, efficient, data-driven, cost-efficient, and all-in-one EPR solutions
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Evreka helps us to digitize the entire e-waste collection and treatment process in Singapore. With their solutions, we are able to seamlessly oversee our various collection channels and operations on a single platform. Thanks to Evreka’s high-tech sensors and tracking system, inefficiency and operational costs are minimized, thereby enhancing our capabilities. We have integrated these solutions into our operations with regards to the Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and have already achieved a significant improvement in performance at each stage. By seizing all the technological advantages provided by Evreka, we aim to be at the forefront of building the smartest cities in the world.Thomas Mattscherodt | Head of Project Management Office | ALBA
EPR Management is the bundle of actions to efficiently enforce the policy that holds producers accountable for the life cycle of their products and recycling them with maximum efficiency. Thus, a quality EPR solution mainly:
• Follows the entire legal processes
• Ensures the communication of all stakeholders, especially the Producer Responsibility Organizations (PRO)
• Provides the follow-up of the operations
There is a need for extreme attention to the follow-up of the Extended Producer Responsibility legislation as well as the operational procedure. Moreover, the chain of custody tracking has become more complex due to the variations between different countries. Its essence is follow-up but:
• The diversity
• Broad scope
• The multiplicity of stakeholders can drive costs crazy. Luckily, with IoT-based waste management solutions, everyone can:
• Gather under one roof
• Monitor end-to-end operations
• Communicate transparently and quickly by sharing the same information.
Thus, it becomes possible to dramatically reduce costs and administrative workload with a single digital solution.
EPR is one of the most critical tools for sustainability and the circular economy vision that aims to save our planet. It not only guarantees the “polluter pays” principle and efficient recycling through legal processes but also strengthens customer awareness by giving way to a more conscious consumption pattern. For concrete results, we can say:
• Decrease of waste generation, mainly single-use plastics, packaging, WEEE, ELV, and ELT
• Promotion of the Three R’s rule, recycling, reusing, and recovery
• Safe treatment of hazardous materials
• Less damaging effects that endanger the health of populations and the environment
Extended Producer Responsibility particularly focuses on post-consumer take-back, recycling, and the last disposal of products. It is up to the producer firms and facilitator PROs to determine the basic tasks and the framework in operation because it is their duty to design eco-friendly products for efficient recycling and create widespread marketing campaigns. Following the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations, disposal methods and the payment, mostly according to per unit or market share, will be determined.
Although the Extended Producer Responsibility technique varies regionally, the fundamental pain points are the same: Transparency and fair payment. Evreka EPR and PRO solution collects real-time and historical data on all operations under a single roof, enabling all stakeholders to see every detail. Thus, both operations are tracked end-to-end and everyone can get the required information from a transparent source. As such, the problem of determining the payment disappears. Thus, every stage, from post-consumer product collection to invoice, is optimized and managed with perfectly combined Evreka hardware and software solutions. Thanks to the transactions controlled with a single center, the administrative workload is minimized and legal responsibilities are followed without skipping.