VERE provides lobbying for SME's regarding environmental laws and transfers the issues into the political debate
The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) is an international EEE respectively WEEE community for the optimal organization and management of all environmental laws arising from the obligations and consequences for manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment. The VERE Association especially cares for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), micro-enterprises and sole proprietorships and preserves its interests. Thus, VERE fills a niche in the sector of electrical and electronic devices.
Operators of electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers are to establish in future whether the manufacturers of the products sold on their platform are registered with the EAR Foundation (German WEEE registration board). No manufacturer is to be allowed to enter the market without meeting its obligations. Competitive disadvantages for manufacturers who behave in a legally compliant manner are to be avoided.
On 19 March 2021, the Association for Take-back and Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (VERE e.V.) submitted its opinion on the draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and waste batteries (EU Battery Regulation) to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU). VERE urgently recommends taking the realities of the market and the possibilities of the vast majority of today's players into account.