According to the current press release of the Foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (EAR) (=German national clearing house) the present administration practice for manufacturers of lamps will be reorganized by January 1st, 2013.
The present regulation that an average weight of 120 grams is taken as basis for the calculation of the guarantee amount will be replaced from January 1st, 2013 on by applying the real weight. This real weight is also applied as calculation basis for the disposal algorithm. The time-consuming indication of the number of pieces will thus be omitted. This development takes account of the increased use of LED lamps which are regarded as particularly environmentally friendly (no mercury).
Since the LED lamps mostly have a low individual weight, the prices will be reduced while handling this kind of lamps according to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). Furthermore, this regulation will take over the weight-related systematics of handling all other types of devices.
take-e-way welcomes this new administrative practice since it reflects the latest technical developments. Moreover, this new regulation supports the demand of take-e-way that the already dominant market position of the manufacturers organized under Lightcycle will no longer be confirmed.
Please find the complete press release of the foundation EAR on the website: http://www.pressebox.de/pressemeldungen/stiftung-elektro-altgeraete-register/boxid/526803.
For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the team of take-e-way at any time under the phone number +49 / 40 / 21 90 10 – 65.
About the VERE Association
- Founded in 2003 in Hamburg
- Currently 2’500 members
- Board: Jochen Stepp, Oliver Friedrichs
The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) represents the interests of more than 2’500 small and medium-sized companies even at political level, being the organization of suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and individual persons for implementation of the ElektroG in Germany having a largest number of members.
Business Fields: By “take-e-way” the VERE Association assumes the implementation of requirements and obligations in conformity with the law according to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE), Battery Act (BattG) and Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV) for medium-sized companies in Germany and abroad.
VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association)
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