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.


Batteries Act (Batteriegesetz/BattG) Germany

The Batteries Act (BattG) is the implementation of the European Batteries Directive into national law. The Act essentially governs the marketing, take-back and environmentally compatible disposal of batteries and accumulators. Amongst other things, it prescribes binding take-back quotas for portable batteries, recycling efficiency and limit values for the use of cadmium, lead and mercury and obliges producers and importers operating on the German market to sign up with a national producer register before being allowed to place batteries and accumulators on the market.

Producers of portable batteries ensure compliance with their take-back and recycling obligation by setting up and operating their own take-back systems for spent portable batteries. At present, there are five approved producers’ own take-back systems for spent portable batteries in Germany.

Moreover, producers and importers are obliged to mark batteries and accumulators with the symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin and to inform end-users about waste prevention measures, possibilities for reusing spent batteries, the possible environmental and health impacts of the substances contained in batteries, and the environment and health implications of separate collection and recycling of spent batteries.

take-e-way uses its comprehensive range of services as part of “Full Service” regarding the Batteries Act to ensure that all conditions imposed on you are met on time and in accordance with the prevailing legislation. Do you have any questions about the Batteries Act that relieves you of all obligations under the Batteries Act? If so, please give us a call: 040 750687 – 0.

New Batteries Act “BattG2” applies since 1 January 2021

The main changes

The German Batteries Act, or Batteries Act 2 (BattG2 for short) - applies in Germany since January 2021. The new version of the German implementation of the European Batteries Directive 2006/66/EG contains important changes that every dealer in electrical appliances / electronic equipment / electrical products containing batteries and/or accumulators should know. In this regard, additional innovations are relevant for producers from abroad in addition to those based in Germany.

However, as our brief overview does not claim to be complete, please contact our advisory service in the event of any questions or uncertainties by calling +49-(0)40 750687 – 0 or by e-mail to for a free and non-binding consultation.

We also wish to recommend our webinar on the Batteries Act in general and on the new BattG2 in particular, which is also free of charge. You can register here for the webinar - but please notice that it is only available in German so far. As soon as we have an English version, we will update our infornation here.

A brief overview of the most important battery law changes 2021


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