Producer responsibility transfer for FLIP

A lamp producer can transfer its producer responsibility to FLIP Association by making an agreement about it with FLIP.

Producer can order the template for the producer responsibility transfer agreement from .

The producer must sign the producer responsibility transfer agreement in duplicate and send both copies back to Elker Oy. FLIP Association's General Manager will sign the agreements and return one copy to the producer. Elker Oy will enter the name of the company in the producer register of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa and in a list containing the companies that have concluded FLIP Association's producer responsibility transfer agreement.

Recycling fees and reporting

For electrical and electronic equipment brought to the Finnish market and falling within the scope of the WEEE directive, a recycling fee subject to the price list of the Elker will be charged. FLIP Association requests quarterly reports from its members and companies that have concluded a producer responsibility transfer agreement. Recycling fees are charged based on the reports.

Each new member company that has concluded a producer responsibility transfer agreement is to report to FLIP Association all lamps falling within the scope of the directive after and including 13 August 2005, if the new company that has concluded the agreement has not demonstrably fulfilled its producer responsibility before joining FLIP Association.

Recycling fees as part of product price

Recycling fee is a fixed part of product cost which forms part of product price from producer to end-user. After 2011 the recycling fee should not be shown separately from product price. Until then the practice can be settled by the producers.




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 15 years of experience in the field.
  • 2. Elker is always up-to-date on the latest obligations set out in the EU's WEEE directive and the corresponding obligations of the Finnish legislation.
  • 3. Elker organises the recycling processes of electrical and electronic equipment efficiently.
  • 4. Elker's WEEE recycling processes are sustainable and safe.
  • 5. The WEEE collected is mainly recycled in Finland, according to strict safety regulations and processes.
  • 6. Elker is part of a European-wide joint venture network that enables the producers to settle the WEEE and battery & accumulator requirements and take care of the responsibilities also in Norway and Switzerland, in addition to most of the EU countries.