MONTREAL, July 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Electronic Products
Recycling Association (EPRA-Québec) is pleased to announce that, as of July 14, 2013, more electronic products have been added to the
list of products accepted in the approximately 450 authorized drop-off points in its network.
"There are now over a hundred electronic products in twelve categories that may be recovered and recycled thanks to our
program. That's twice as many as when the Regulation came into force in
July 2012," said Dominique Levesque, Executive Director of EPRA-Québec.
Under what we call Phase II of Québec's Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by
enterprises, a number of other electronic products were added to the list of
covered products, including video game consoles and their peripherals,
servers, radios, digital cameras, video cameras, GPS devices and home
It should be noted that, although these end-of-life electronic products
are already accepted free of charge by all authorized drop-off points
in EPRA-Québec's network, environmental handling fees, or EHFs, will only be applied to new
products as of August 1, 2013.
"As was the case for Phase I in October 2012, we based EHFs on the costs of recovering and recycling in each category of products,
in particular. The fees collected as part of our program enable us to
provide Québec residents and businesses, no matter where they are
located in the province, with an extensive network of authorized
drop-off points where they may bring their end-of-life electronics in
full confidence that the items will not end up in landfills or be
illegally exported to developing countries, but, instead,
environmentally recycled," added Ms. Levesque.
Addresses for authorized drop-off points as well as information on
covered electronic products and related EHFs are available on
EPRA-Québec's website (recycleMYelectronics.ca/qc).
The Québec Program for the Recovery and Reclamation of Electronic Products was introduced on July 14, 2012, under the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by
enterprises. The application of an environmental handling fee, or EHF, on new
electronic products covered by the Regulation, supports the financing
of drop-off points throughout Quebec as well as covers the costs of
collecting, transporting, recovering and reclaiming electronics. These
products will be sent for reuse, refurbishment and/or recycling to
enterprises approved by EPRA's Recycler Qualification Office (www.rqp.ca).
As a recognized industry-led not-for-profit organization, EPRA-Québec
provides an approved environmental compliance program for
manufacturers, distributors and retailers of electronics marketed in
Quebec. It is responsible for implementing and operating, on behalf of
its stewards, a responsible program for the recovery and reclamation of
electronic products in accordance with standards established by EPRA
and the requirements of the Quebec Product Stewardship Program for End-of-Life Electrical and
SOURCE: Québec Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA-Québec)
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