Starting from August 15th the Open Scope will come into force, which will extend the WEEE regulation to various products. Therefore, the number of manufacturers and importers obliged to bear the costs of the waste collection will increase, while the retailers will have to guarantee the free collection of outdated or non-functioning products of many new types. New commitments for the companies, therefore, and a complex legislation that requires a timely planning of the activities necessary to fulfill the new obligations. To support the companies, a seminar dedicated to this theme will be held in Florence on May 31st. The event is organized by Confindustria Firenze and ERP Italia, and together with the Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Tuscany section of the Italian Register of Environmental Operators will provide companies with the necessary information to be ready for the environmental obligations. “The seminar – comments Alberto Canni Ferrari, ERP Italia’s Country General Manager – intends to outline the fundamental features of the WEEE regulation and to examine two specific aspects: the obligations of the producer, both when he places the products on the national market and when he exports them, and the criteria to be used to understand whether an appliance is or will be included within the scope of the regulation. It is a matter that requires the support of organizations able to professionally follow the specific needs of the different companies. For this reason I am very proud to provide the expertise and know-how gained during these years of activity by ERP Italia. Our commitment is always to facilitate the companies for the proper management of electronic waste and we are sure that this meeting is an important opportunity to share not only general information but also specific needs”.