More than one third of Singapore’s domestic waste disposed of consists of packaging waste. Relatively low recycling rate has forced the Government to refocus its efforts upstream by reducing the amount of packaging put on the market by manufacturers.
By 2025, Singapore will have extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws in place that make the companies responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of their products after they’ve been used, helping to reduce waste and create a market for discarded plastic, paper and metal that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
We invite you to join us for a closed-door meeting of EuroCham’s Packaging and Sustainability Committee, where we will delve into crucial discussions surrounding the topic of waste management and the upcoming regulations on ERP with our keynote speakers from Rajah & Tann Singapore.
In this session we will address key questions, including:
- How can new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws ensure active industry engagement in tackling waste management challenges?
- How can new EPR laws ensure industry participation in the waste management challenges?
- What are the legal and policy frameworks, who does it apply to, what are its key features, what type of responsibility the manufacturers will face and what is a possible increase of consumer cost are all burning questions this meeting will address.
3.30 pm Registration [pre-event]
4.00 pm Opening with Welcome Remarks by Mr Lloyd Lowe, Packaging Committee Chair at EuroCham
4.05 pm Presentation by Mrs Kala Anadarajah & Mr Alvin Tan, Rajah & Tann Singapore
4.35 pm Open and interactive Q&A
5.05 pm Closing Remarks by Mr Lloyd Lowe, Packaging Committee Chair at EuroCham
Mrs Kala Anadarajah
Head of Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Anandarajah heads the Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice. Always a forerunner in niche areas of the law, her key practice areas are Competition (merger control, cartels, investigations, etc), Trade (export controls, FTAs, sanctions etc), and Consumer Protection. She strong secondary practices in Employment, Environmental (EHS) & Sustainability (ESG), Corporate Governance and Telco/Media Laws, where she has formidable accolades. She has had many firsts in her career, handling difficult and complex matters, demystifying and simplifying issues to achieve the clients’ aim. Anandarajah sits on various boards, including Building and Construction Authority, Institute for Human Resource Personnel; a member of the External Review Panel of Safety in SAF (MINDEF), the Appeal Board – Council of Estate Agents (MND). She was for a long-time part of the Workplace Safety & Health Council, a board member of Singapore Institute of Legal Education (chairing the Committee which introduced CPD for lawyers in Singapore) and was on the Committee for Professional Training of Lawyers formed by the Chief Justice of Singapore, whose report has shaped legal practice from 2023. In 2022, Anandarajah was awarded The Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) and in 2014, she was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), both of which are conferred by the President of Singapore, for public service rendered through the boards and councils she sat on.
Mr Alvin Tan
Partner in Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Tan Yong Joon Alvin is a Partner in the firm’s Competition & Antitrust and Trade practice. Alvin holds a Bachelor of Business Management and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from the Singapore Management University. Prior to his completing his J.D. in 2013, Alvin spent several years in a central ministry, where he became acquainted with the structure and workings of the Singapore Government. Alvin’s main areas of practice comprise Trade, Environment, Health & Safety, Competition, Consumer Protection, and Employment.
This meeting is only open to members of the Packaging Committee. If you are keen to attend, please contact Eva Vincetic at firstname.lastname@example.org.