WEEE Austria – Amendment of the EAG-VO came into force

The amendment of the Austrian WEEE ordinance came into force with retroactive effect on July 1st, 2014. take-e-way offers complete solutions for distance sellers and online retailers.

(Hamburg/Vienna) The Austrian amendment of the Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Elektroaltgeräteverordnung/EAG-VO = Austrian WEEE ordinance) as national implementation of the WEEE 2 directive was published and came into force with retroactive effect on July 1st, 2014.

Now, also the sale by distance selling to the Austrian end user is regulated:

The exporter has to denominate an authorised representative located in Austria who is also responsible for the obligations resulting of the EAG-VO and who is liable for the compliance.

take-e-way offers complete solutions including collection and recycling systems for used electrical devices as well as options to take over the responsibilities as authorised representative to interested distance sellers and online retailers.

About take-e-way

- Founded in 2004 in Hamburg
- Currently 27 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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