Here’s what you need to know:
For the purposes of the law, producers include not only traditional manufacturers, but also (importing) wholesalers, retailers and distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Similar requirements are also defined by European legislation in respect of the return of batteries and the proper disposal of packaging.
Many companies face a wealth of questions in respect of the obligations arising from legislation on WEEE, Batteries (in Germany, this is the ElektroG and BattG) and Packaging (VerpackG) across Europe – especially since penalties can run to six-digit sums
- What equipment and what quantities have to be registered in what categories?
- In which country is registration necessary for my business model?
- What take-back obligations do I have to meet?
- What information obligations must I comply with?
Are you unsure of what the regulations in Germany and Europe will mean for your company?