30 August 2021

Regulations relating to producer responsibility schemes, in-store collection of e-waste, and e-waste recyclers have come into force, implementing the regulated e-waste management system based on the Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) approach administered by the National Environment Agency (“NEA”).

Under the EPR approach, producers bear the responsibility for the collection and treatment of their products when they reach end-of-life. In addition, ALBA E-waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd has been appointed as the Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) Operator for a period of five years, from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026, to collect regulated consumer electrical and electronic waste across Singapore for proper treatment and recycling on behalf of producers.

NEA states that the EPR approach ensures the proper collection and handling of e-waste and the extraction of valuable resources from e-waste. The regulated e-waste management system will also safeguard the environment and the health of the population.

Reference materials

The following materials are available on Singapore Statutes Online www.sso.agc.gov.sg and the NEA website www.nea.gov.sg: