The “Law on the Placing on the Market, the Taking Back and the Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act – ElektroG) states that manufacturers who wish to place electrical or electronic equipment on the market in Germany must register as manufacturers themselves and also with the brand they place on the market with the ear Foundation. Under certain conditions, importers, distributors or product manufacturers can become “manufacturers” in the sense of the law and must also register with the ear Foundation. In order to do so, they must also comply with the substance bans on electrical and electronic equipment, label it, take it back, recycle it and fulfil the information obligations towards the ear Foundation.
Old electrical appliances can be taken back, “first treated” and recycled by the “producer” itself or by “commissioned third parties”. Above all, the trade is becoming increasingly involved in the take-back obligation.
The activities we carry out in this area comply with the requirements of the legislator and are aimed at manufacturers / importers as well as disposal companies of electrical and electronic equipment and operators of municipal collection and transfer points.
1. manufacturer registration as well as fulfilment of the notification obligations according to ElektroG
2. confirmation of the take-back of electrical appliances by manufacturers or distributors
3. certification of primary treatment facilities
4. certification of companies for the secure destruction of data media in accordance with DIN 66399