Recycling Management is growing ever more demanding. Legal requirements, coupled with an increasing awareness of the environment, have confronted modern enterprises with a completely new challenge. In Europe, packaging waste, disposed batteries and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives requires manufacturers for the correct disposal and recycling of their waste products. To comply with these directives on waste, companies must submit information on the products they bring into market to a central agency, which consolidates the data for local authorities. Firms that operate globally must account for country-specific differences in the respective directives, making compliance even more challenging.
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SAP Recycling Administration (REA) helps companies map the legal regulations of three EU directives and carry out the required quantity flow reporting (declarations) automatically using the information from the SAP ERP system in order to comply with the regulations on packaging, battery disposal and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The SAP Recycling Administration application helps the enterprises for smooth and automated reporting on their waste generation. The application is a cross-industry solution and customers are manufacturers, importers and retailers. Recycling Administration is a component of SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 4 and can be implemented quickly. The software implementation is hassle free as it does not hamper the production environment. Above all, it can also easily be enhanced to meet additional national requirements.