PETCO’s EPR FEES

WHAT ARE EPR FEES?

An Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR Fee is the price paid by a Producer to the Producer Responsibility Organisation/system operator in return for carrying out the Producers’ responsibilities.

PETCO’s EPR Fees for PET packaging and the materials covered;

Detailed description of POST CONSUMER Waste Streams (i.e. Identified Products) placed on the South African Market 

Current 2022 EPR Fee/Tonne

PET bottles – Beverage / Plastic PET Beverage bottles

R620

PET bottles – Home & Personal Care / Single Use PET Products

R620

PET bottles & Jars – Food / Single Use PET Products

R620

PET Bottles – Edible Oil / Plastic PET Oil bottles

R620

Thermoform PET / Plastic PET Thermoformed

R620

HDPE Closures / Single Use HD Products

R620

PP Closures / Single Use PP Products

R620

BOPP, PP, PE Wraparound Labels / Polyolefins Flexibles

R620

Other Self-Adhesive Labels

R620

PET Shrink Sleeves / Plastic PET Flexibles

R1 000

PET Flexibles – Closed loop / PET strapping closed loop

R350

*These fees are applicable until 31-Dec-22.

 
 
According to the legislation, the Extended Producer Responsibility fee must be based on nett cost recovery. This includes a differentiated rate per item category, of each product or class of product, which must be paid by a Producer to fund Extended Producer Responsibility schemes and be dependent on the following;
  1. Weight of product,
  2. Ease of recyclability
  3. Current demand for the material for recycling purposes,
  4. Costs for establishing a collection system for the identified products,
  5. Collection, transport, storage, and treatment costs for separately collected waste,
  6. Administrative costs,
  7. Costs for public communication (raising awareness of waste prevention, litter reduction, separate collection, and other important issues),
  8. Costs for the appropriate surveillance of the system (including auditing),
  9. And the deduction of revenues generated from recycled material sales.