On 15 October 2020, the VERE Association submitted its statement to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment on the draft bill of a First Act to Amend the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (“ElektroG3 draft bill”). VERE’s requests for amendment are quite manageable, since VERE considers the draft to be basically sensible and target-oriented; the bureaucratic effort is at least not much greater and there are opportunities to establish a qualitatively and quantitatively sophisticated collection and recycling/reuse system featuring increased market fairness.
On 11 March 2020, the EU Commission submitted an updated action plan for the recycling industry as part of the EU industrial strategy. VERE e.V. has begun alerting political decision-makers to the need to implement the planned measures under the aspect of maintaining fair competition.
The BMU, in coordination with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, has revoked the statement issued on 1 December 2009 to the effect that a joint take-back system for device batteries had been established.
The VERE Association endorses the new commission implementing regulation (EU) 2019/290 establishing the format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment to the register as a step in the right direction.
take-e-way points out that, following the LUCID registration, the planned quantities contracted with a Dual System for 2019 must be reported immediately in LUCID, plus the packaging quantities for 2018, which must be reported by 30 April.