New registration obligation for packaging in Spain

The Spanish packaging law obliges producers to register their packaging. Distributors from abroad must also register through an authorised representative if they sell packaged products in Spain.

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General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988 obliges
GPSR Risk Analysis Required

Mandatory for almost every product: According to the GPSR, producers must draw up technical documentation for the products they place on the market. The technical documentation must be based on an internal risk analysis.

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General Product Safety Regulation requires Responsible Person
EU Responsible Person Service for the GPSR and more

Since 16 July 2021, it is against the law to sell products with CE marking without a Responsible Person in the EU. In addition, a Responsible Person must also be specified in accordance with the General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988.

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Sweden: Reporting of Composite Packaging

For the first reporting to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency next year on packaging placed on the market in 2021, there are new requirements for reporting composite packaging and packaging consisting of more than one material.
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France / packaging act – latest developments

Following the suspension of the execution of the decree of 30th November 2020, the French Council of State has decided to put the prohibition of the Green Dot as well as the penalty for using the Green Dot on hold. The topic requires further discussion among the French government. At present, we are waiting for the French Council of State’s decision on whether the Green Dot prohibition and penalty for using the Green Dot will be maintained or not. The final decision is expected within the next 6 to 18 months.
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Charging points for e-vehicles fall under the Electronic Equipment Act

On 5 March 2021, Germany’s upper house (Bundesrat) approved the legislation recently passed by the Bundestag to establish a building-integrated charging and line infrastructure for electromobility. The Act is intended to accelerate the expansion of charging infrastructure for electromobility in buildings. Depending on their size, charging points for e-vehicles fall under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG – German WEEE conversion) and are required to be registered with the EAR foundation (German WEEE registration board).
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take-e-way supports Deutsche Umwelthilfe with white book for use of old solar modules

In order to reinforce the reuse and recycling of photovoltaic modules and thus also the energy transition, the organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH – Environmental Action Germany) along with partners from the solar and waste management industry First Solar, Rosi Solar, take-e-way and Veolia have developed and published a white book on options for improvement. take-e-way welcomes and endorses the constructive approach adopted by DUH as part of this project.
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Filament bulbs and visible fee in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic the absence of an environmental fee on the invoice is supposed to indicate that the product has not yet been reported in accordance with the requirements of the WEEE Directive. Free riders are thus recognisable at first glance. Commercial buyers, for their part, inevitably become producers acquiring undeclared products and will have to fulfil the corresponding obligations. Additionally, you have to report filament bulbs in the Czech Republic (unlike in all other EU states) since 01.01.2021.
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Italy, Sweden and the Czech Republic: Industrial and Automotive Batteries

Italy: In compliance with the provisions of Legislative decree 188/08 and in accordance with the latest information from the National Coordination Centre for Batteries and Accumulators, the classification of industrial and automotive batteries has undergone a change in subdivision within codes 2.3 and 3.3. In the Czech Republic, the take-back system for batteries established there has now also included industrial and automotive batteries as new reporting categories. In Sweden, automotive batteries are also subject to registration and can from now on be reported via our partner.
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New webinar: Insolvency-proof guarantee

The insolvency-proof guarantee is the basis of every WEEE registration of B2C devices in Germany. We present this unique guarantee system in Europe and what options you have to deposit this guarantee in our new webinar „Insolvency-proof guarantee“. You can register free of charge for the date of your choice under this link:
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Product compliance and environmental compliance now available from a single source

trade-e-bility GmbH has moved into the offices of take-e-way. This means that we can now offer you solutions for product compliance (trade-e-bility) and environmental compliance (take-e-way) under a single roof. Please feel free to have a look at our new location and our trade-e-bility solutions (YouTube video).
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Online traders are required to offer consumer-friendly disposal options for waste electrical equipment

Based on the latest case law, online traders are required to offer consumer-friendly disposal options for waste electrical equipment. Already since 2016, stationary retailers with a sales floor space for electric equipment from 400 sqm and online traders with electrical mail order and shelf space from 400 sqm have had to offer a free take-back service for waste electrical equipment. In this regard, online traders must prove that they have take-back facilities within a reasonable distance from their respective end customers, i.e. throughout Germany.
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On 1 March: The OPEN Foundation officially became the umbrella organisation for WEEE in the Netherlands

Since 1 March 2021, the OPEN Foundation has been the only organisation in the Netherlands that can implement the obligations for producers of electrical and electronic equipment. Therefore, these producers are obliged to join the OPEN Foundation and pay the disposal fees to it.
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