IntroductionUnder the Resource Sustainability Act (RSA) and as part of the Extended Producer Responsibility approach (EPR), producers of regulated electrical and electronic products will be made responsible for the collection and
proper treatment of their E-Waste.
Definition of “Producer”:
Pursuant to section 7(2) of the RSA, a person is the producer of a regulated product if the person:
a) Carries on a business of supplying regulated products in Singapore;
b) and in furtherance of that business
I. Imports the regulated product into Singapore;
ii. Manufactures the regulated product in Singapore; or
iii. Engages another person to manufacture regulated product in Singapore or otherwise causes such manufacture
Definition of ‘Supply’:
Pursuant to section 7(1) of the RSA, ‘supply’, in relation to any regulated product, includes:
a) the supply of the regulated product by way of sale (including by barter or exchange) or hire purchase;
b) the supply of the regulated product by retail or by wholesale;
c) the supply of the regulated product in connection with any agreement; and
d) the offer to supply the regulated product or exposure of the regulated product for supply.
Retailers of regulated consumer products are also expected to take part. Certain exemptions are made under the RSA, read on to find out more.