Producer schemes means the way in which producers/importers may organise their producer responsibility duties.
Producers and importers may choose to transfer some of the tasks under the producer responsibility to a so-called collective scheme or they may assume the duties themselves as individual compliers.
A collective scheme is a commercial business offering against payment to the individual producers the service of assuming some of the administrative and practical tasks associated with the producer responsibility.
The collective schemes are commercial businesses operating on a competitive market. The schemes are organised in different ways and have different focus on fields of producer responsibility.
At present there is only one collective scheme for vehicles in Denmark.