The German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act has already been amended for the second time. The ElektroG3 will enter into force on 1.1.2022 with some transition periods.
The amendment aims in particular at achieving the collection rate of 65% of EEE put on the market. The means to this end is the expansion of the network of collection points, for example in the food retailers.
And there is another major novelty: the new ElektroG aims to prevent free-riding by manufacturers from abroad with the help of online marketplaces or fulfilment service providers.
In addition, e-waste is to be prepared for reuse to a greater extent through better access to primary treatment facilities.
An overview for manufacturers and traders:
Deposit of a take-back concept with the Stiftung ear (from 01.01.2022 for new B2B devices to be registered, from 01.07.2022 for existing registrations of B2B devices)
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