The first year of operations of our collective take-back system for WEEE in the retailing sector has taken a very positive course, mainly due to support by our members and customers and we received a lot of positive feedback.
Out of gratitude for all those committed pioneers in the forefront of this service, who along with us took the first and sometimes difficult steps despite multiple bureaucratic hurdles, we compiled a performance report regarding our SME-specific take-back system showcasing the results, insights and achievements of the first year.
By compiling this report, we would like to show all obligated or voluntarily operating producers and retailers of electronic devices what an effective organization of WEEE take-back in cooperation with competent regional operating waste disposal companies can look like and how multi-faceted it has been implemented in our system take-e-back.
Together with our partners, mainly SMEs, we took back nearly 7000 metric tons of WEEE in 2016. 2800 metric tons thereof resulted directly from take-e-back operations. This data was verified by an independent technical expert.
We are exceptionally proud of the achieved results, especially because bureaucratic hurdles have a detrimental effect on take-back solution participation and collection points nowadays frequently oppose excessive officialism.
It is our sincere desire to win over more partners to further improve and develop our system and we are open to any form of suggestions, because our system relies on reciprocity and cooperation. We are looking forward to welcoming you into our midst: +4940219010770 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the VERE Association
- Founded in 2003 in Hamburg
- Currently 3,800 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 3,800 companies even at political level, being the organization of suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and individual persons for implementation of the ElektroG in Germany having the 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. By “get-e-right” VERE offers comprehensive services for the WEEE authorized representative.
VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association)
Schlossstr. 8 d-e