WEEE Switzerland: Obligations for manufacturers

Every producer of electrical and electronic equipment is now obliged to mark his products with the crossed-out bin, which serves to inform consumers about the separate disposal of this kind of products.

On 20th October 2021, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved certain amendments to the Ordinance on the return, take-back and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (VREG). The revised version of the VREG came into force on 1st January 2022. Since the local take back organisations are waiting for the technical implementation aid from the Federal Council of Environment (BAFU), no immediate actions can be derived at the moment.

What we already know is that every producer of electrical and electronic equipment is now obliged to mark his products with the crossed-out bin, which serves to inform consumers about the separate disposal of this kind of products. However, most imported devices are probably already labelled in this way.

In the new version of the VREG, the crossed-out bin is shown without the bar underneath. After extensive examination on the part of take-e-way, we are happy to confirm that producers are allowed to mark their products with the well-known symbol without this being interpreted to their disadvantage.

The amended version of the VREG could be found here.

We will keep you updated continuously and assist you in case any further requirements will be published.

If you would like to know more about this topic, please contact Nicole Stäwen via international@take-e-way.de or +49/40/750687-152.

For more information on our international compliance services related to the placing on the market of electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable batteries and packaged products or packaging, please click here: https://www.take-e-way.com/international-compliance/

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