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Removal of Eco Contribution as of September 2015
Implementation of the WEEE Directive
GRTU Malta Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, welcomes the removal of Eco Contribution regime on Electrical and Electronic products as of September 01, 2015.
This is without fail a feather in the cap for the Government of the day who has kept its electoral promise with the business community at large. The
political will to continue removing the rest of the products still falling under Eco Contribution is there and GRTU does expect Government to take the plunge in the coming budget and completely abolish Eco Contribution as of January 2016. To this effect, Government has GRTU’s commitment that it shall fully co-operate to ensure that such measure is fully implemented in practice.
In saying this, GRTU will continue to insist with Producers/Importers to be in line with environmental obligations at law both in relation to Packaging and Packaging Waste and now Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment. Green MT, (GRTU’s fully owned subsidiary) will shortly launch “WEEE Malta”. “WEEE Malta” will be responsible to take on Producers/Importers legal obligation in relation to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Discussions with Government have led to the following major conclusions:
WEEE Malta operated by Green Mt will shortly launch its full package to prospective members based on their market placement of imports of EEE. We have during the last months had intensive discussions with local stakeholders including Wasteserv Malta Ltd and other private WEEE-Authorised facilities. The scheme has additionally held discussions with foreign operators in this line of business.
GRTU strongly urges all Producers/Importers of EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) to contact WEEE Malta staff on telephone no. 21496965/6 during office hours to obtain further information about joining the Scheme.
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