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Bavaria collects 70,000 mobile phones within two months

The Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health collected about 70,000 used mobile phones in Bavaria in the frame of the initiative "Disposing of mobile phones in a clever way" that was supported by the VERE Association and take-e-way.
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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research performs a collection of used mobile phones throughout Germany in cooperation with VERE e.V. and take-e-way

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research performs a collection of used mobile phones throughout Germany in cooperation with the VERE Association and take-e-way in schools.
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The Future of Product Responsibility – VERE Association and take-e-way GmbH invite you to the second networking event at Hamburg

The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) and take-e-way GmbH invite you to their second panel event at the facility of the Patriotic Society of 1765 in Hamburg/Germany.
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Chip cards are subject to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)

An electrical or electronic device is available if chip cards and last but not least the extended functional scope such as cryptographic abilities or electrical currents are required for the proper operation of such cards in the sense of § 3 para. 1 of the ElektroG.
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Important for manufacturers and distributors of lamps: The Foundation EAR adapts the administrative practice to lamps by January 1st, 2013 to the technical developments

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.
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ElektroG Category 6: The following types of devices will be renamed on August 1st

The type of device "Tools for use in private households" and the type of device "Tools for industrial use only" are renamed.
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New WEEE directive 2012/19/EU has to be implemented in national law until February 2014

The member states have to implement the legal and administrative provisions of the WEEE directive until February 14th, 2014.
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The Future of Product Responsibility

As in the past year, we want to create a platform, on which you can inform yourself about planned legislative changes regarding the topic “product responsibility”.
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PV Recycling – WEEE does not require an industry-specific take-back system of the manufacturers

take-e-way and VERE Association advise all manufacturers, distributors and importers of solar and PV modules regarding future obligations according to the WEEE Directive and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) at the Intersolar Europe 2012 at booth A5.335 from June 13th to 15th, 2012.
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New warning procedures when offering electrical devices and batteries

Since June 1st yet the simple offering of unregistered electrical devices or batteries represents facts which could lead to disciplinary measures. The lawyer Dr. Holger Jacobj (Versteyl lawyers) summerised the most important innovation below.
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