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Revised Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Finally Entered Into Force 24 October 2015

The revised Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz – ElektroG) has entered into force yesterday, 24 October 2015.

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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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