DPA-System (former WEEE-System) is short for Danish Producer Responsibility System. DPA-System is in charge of administrative tasks associated with the rules on producer responsibility under Danish environmental law regarding waste from electrical and electronic equipment, end-of-life batteries, and in the future also end-of-life vehicles.
Producer responsibility means that producers and importers of electrical equipment, batteries and vehicles must organize and finance take-back and waste management of the products and report information to a central producer register with DPA-System.
The purpose of DPA-system is to establish and operate a producer register as well as to design and administer a simple and non-distortive producer responsibility scheme forthe affected players in the market.
The rules on producer responsibility are motivated by environmental respect and are meant to limit waste arisings.
The aim is on the one hand to encourage producers to produce environment-friendly products and on the other hand to increase reuse, recycling, and other forms of recovery.