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.

Personal EU Batteries Regulation Training
Ready for the new Batteries Regulation (EU) 2023/1542

Find out which obligations the EU Batteries Regulation places on you and how to deal with them in your specific case. Receive comprehensive information on how to implement your obligations with regard to labelling, battery passport, EPR and due diligence obligations in the supply chain.


Photovoltaic – Regulations for the calculation of the ElektroG guarantee amount published

The foundation EAR published the regulations for the calculation of the guarantee amount for photovoltaic modules according to the German ElektroG on its website.

Hamburg/Fürth (Germany) - The foundation EAR (German WEEE registration board) published the regulations for the calculation of the guarantee amount among others for photovoltaic modules according to the German ElektroG (= Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act) on its website.

Guarantee parameters for PV modules (presumably as of mid of 2015)
Therefore, after coming into force of the amended Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG2), the guarantee parameters for photovoltaic modules which are put on the German market, are as follows:

- 30 % presumed return rate
- 240 months presumed medium life expectancy
- 200 €/t estimated disposal cost

Calculation base of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) for manufacturers of PV modules are fixed
For bail-based guarantee models, a deposited guarantee amount of 60 € per ton is resulting of these figures. The costs for insurance-based solutions need to be calculated for the manufacturers and importers by the insurances on the basis of these parameters.

take-e-way offers the complete handling of the WEEE directive
take-e-way already offers two approved guarantee systems for the covering of the legal obligations according to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in Germany as well as the complete handling of the WEEE directive in all EU member states.

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About take-e-way

- Founded in 2004 in Hamburg/Germany
- Currently 31 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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