Jonathan Cocker will be presenting the “North America’s First Circular Economy WEEE Law – Strategies for Compliance” Webinar, hosted by Compliance & Risks on Wednesday, April 18th live at 16:00 GMT.
North America’s first Circular Economy law has been passed in Ontario, which is set to fundamentally change end-of-life obligations for the electronics industry. Producers and importers of all electrical and electronic equipment sold in Ontario will be obliged to divert e-waste from landfills through recycling operations – an obligation formerly managed by government.
As contemplated under the regulations, compliance with these new obligations will most effectively be accomplished through a third party “Producer Responsibility Organization” (PRO) to manage the process for affected industries.
This webinar will discuss the new legal obligations associated with this new law, the business risks they pose, and how PRO’s can help electronics brands to comply with their e-waste obligations in the new circular economy.
To register for the free Webinar, click HERE.
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Jonathan D. Cocker
Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups.
Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association
Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation.
Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at environmentlawinsights.com.