ESR and Producers: who does what?
ESR assists its producer members in their "end-of-life" eco-design process. The tools and services offered by ESR aim at better measuring the environmental impact of the end-of-service life of appliances, at evaluating and improving equipment recyclability as well as integrating recycled materials in new products. These are important drivers to reduce the environmental impact of WEEE.
To incite manufacturers to integrate issues related to the end-of-service life of their appliances right from the design stage, eco-fee scales are modulated. Either a bonus or a penalty is attributed on the amount of the eco-fee of 15 products according to certain recycling criteria.