Your company will automatically meet EE-regulation requirements as a RENAS member.
RENAS is a non-profit company which runs a nation-wide system of collecting and processing EE waste on behalf of its members. All producers and importers of EE products can become RENAS members.
Some 2850 companies in Norway are already RENAS members and automatically fulfil EE-regulation requirements. They are all listed here.
To become a member you need to:
1. Download our membership agreement
You can download our membership agreement (pdf file).
The terms of membership are found on page two in the agreement.
2. Fill in the membership agreement
The agreement must be filled in detailing company contact information.
3. Send the agreement to RENAS
Send your signed membership agreement to RENAS.
You will find our address at the bottom of the agreement. You can also scan the agreement and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the membership agreement has been processed, RENAS will return a contra signed copy of the agreement. Your company will also receive proof of membership and a recycling information pack. RENAS will inform the EE Register that your company as a member now meets EE regulation requirements.
How much does membership cost?
There is no joining fee and no yearly membership fees for RENAS members. An environment fee is added to all import and production of new products. The fee will be a percentage of the product's net worth, as stipulated in the latest environment fee list. Customs will levy the fee on imported products on behalf of RENAS, freeing the member company from any extra paperwork.
Why become a member?
EE products contain environmental toxins. Importers and producers must be members of a recycling company which is recognised by Norway's Climate and Pollution Agency. RENAS is a non-profit company working in the best interest of both the industry and the environment.
The import or production of EE goods puts certain responsibilities on the importer/producer. The importer or producer must make sure discarded EE products enter an environmentally sound recycling and treatment process. The Regulation for Recycling and Treatment of Waste, chapter 1 on discarded electrical and electronic products says all importers and producers of EE products must be members of a recycling company.
The EE Register follows up the industry
Norway's Climate and Pollution Agency has established an EE Register in order to follow up all producers and importers of EE products. The Register details all companies that fail to fulfil their duties according to the EE regulations, and reports back to the Climate and Pollution Agency. The Register also details the amounts of recycled and treated EE waste. Read more about the EE Register at www.eeregisteret.no.