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Manufacturers should observe the WEEE implementation in the EU member states

The European commission confirmed towards take-e-way that the 10 countries have already taken measures for the transposition of the WEEE directive yet

The late first draft of the ElektroG (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act = German WEEE conversion) presumably results in a postponement of the implementation until April 2015.

This is in particular very positive for the manufacturers of photovoltaic modules who are concerned for the first time since the time frame to comply with all related obligations is considerably extended.
The European Commission confirmed towards take-e-way that the 10 countries Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden have already taken measures for the transposition of the WEEE directive yet. The complete implementation of the WEEE directive in these countries is being expected soon unless the implementation for some member states has been conducted in the meantime.
Therefore, all manufacturers, importers and distributors concerned by the WEEE directive are yet required to ensure the legal sales in these countries.
take-e-way offers an overview of the WEEE implementation in the member states of the European Union on its website which is updated on a regular basis.
From our point of view it is assumed that the first draft of the ElektroG (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act) will be implemented largely unchanged. This is in particular positive for the industry of photovoltaic modules since the obligation to take the modules back may be handled more efficiently than it would be possible for individual or industry-specific take-back systems.

take-e-way has experience from more than 3,000 active customer relationships with 36 nations in the implementation of the ElektroG (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act) in Germany as well as in the compliance with the WEEE directive in all countries of the EU. Thus, take-e-way offers its cost-efficient and flexible service for this purpose.
take-e-way consults all concerned manufacturers at the 29th OTTI Symposium for photovoltaic solar energy from March 12th to 14th, 2014 at the monastery Banz, Bad Staffelstein (Room 5, 1st floor).

About take-e-way

- Founded in 2004 in Hamburg
- Currently 20 employees
- Managers: Jochen Stepp, Oliver Friedrichs

Business fields: The take-e-way GmbH assumes the implementation of bureaucratic and operative requirements and obligations of manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of electrical and electronic devices in Germany and abroad in the field of product responsibility according to the law (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, WEEE, Battery Act, Packaging Ordinance, etc.).

VERE e.V.: The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) founded in 2003 is the organization having the largest number of members among providers, manufacturers, trade associations and individuals regarding the implementation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE) in Germany. VERE is the founding organization of take-e-way and also represents the interests of more than 3,000 companies at political level.

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