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Government Adopts Bill That Extends Right to Return Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment And Extends Scope of ElektroG to Solar Modules

Yesterday the government adopted a bill presented by the Environment Ministry (BMUB) to belatedly transpose Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) into German law. The bill intends to increase the collection of WEEE to 65% by 2019, recycle more valuable secondary raw materials and dispose of residue in an environmentally friendly manner. To this end amendments of the Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz (ElektroG) inter alia oblige large commerces, including e-commerce, to collect WEEE. The scope of the law shall be extended to include solar modules.

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Federal Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety Appoints Members of Reactor Safety Commission

Federal Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety Dr. Barbara Hendricks reappointed the Chairman of the Reactor Safety Commission (RSK) Rudolf Wieland and the Vice Chairman Richard Donderer for another year and appointed four new members to RSK. Continue reading ‘Federal Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety Appoints Members of Reactor Safety Commission’