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WEEE Directive and Exports: Why do you need a representative according to the WEEE directive when you export?

WEEE Directive and Exports: Why do you need a representative according to the WEEE directive when you export? Anyone who exports electrical or electronic products as a German manufacturer or retailer has to appoint a representative. The representative must be appointed in the country of delivery concerned and will be responsible for the proper disposal…

WEEE2: recycling PV modules

WEEE2: recycling PV modules Solar modules are one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources, but also one of the most resource-heavy waste products. Recycling of PV modules is so important because valuable materials like silicon (crystalline modules), high-quality semiconductors (thin-film modules) and large quantities of glass, all of them up to 100 % recyclable, are…

Elektrogesetz

The German Electrical Devices Act: what are the rules?

The German Electrical Devices Act: what are the rules?  Inhaltsverzeichnis ElektroG2 (the Second Electrical Devices Act): What is it? Electrical and electronic devices under the German Electrical Devices Act The Electrical Devices Act: passive devices Under §9 of the Electrical Devices Act: Labelling obligations (WEEE labelling) WEEE labelling as per the Electrical Devices Act WEEE…

Current obligations for dealers in the UK

Current obligations for dealers in the UK Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is about ensuring that companies that manufacture, import and sell these products are accountable for their environmental impacts at the end of their life. The regulations require companies to minimize the waste generated by these products and encourage their reuse. The EPR is designed…

2020: six kilograms more packaging waste per capita

2020: six kilograms more packaging waste per capita In the Corona year 2020, 78 kilograms of packaging waste per capita were collected from private households in Germany. This represents an increase of 6 kilograms per capita on average more than in 2019. In its preliminary results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported that the total…

Environmental compliance – a challenge for a good cause

Environmental Compliance – a challenge for a good cause Climate policy is clearly at the center of the social debate. Companies are increasingly dependent on acting sustainably and taking responsibility. In this context, the so-called environmental compliance is often mentioned. At its core, this is about verifiable compliance with the environmental laws, regulations and requirements…