Since 2005, in the EU producers and vendors of electrical and electronic devices are responsible for collection and recycling of WEEE, i.e. end-of-life products. This responsibility involves duties of registration, reporting, information and labelling, legal basis being the EU WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, the recast of the original directive of 2004.
Meanwhile, many countries outside the EU have passed similar laws for collection and recycling of electrical and electronic devices at the end-of-life stage, thus, making similar obligations like in the EU valid on a more or less global scope.
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Ever-increasing employment of power supplies turns environmental compatibility of batteries and accumulators into a more and more ardent topic. Since a few years, everyone’s use of electronic devices, computers, mobile and smart phones, as wells as tablets have been complemented by e-bikes and storage of energy from photo voltaic systems, all of this increasing the effort of producers, importers and vendors for reuse and recycling of batteries and accumulators. Additionally, there are still other issues like storage and transport of risk-laden products like lithium batteries.
In its present version (directive 2013/56/EU), the EU batteries directive gives clear guidance for the obligations of producers and launching parties.
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The present version of the European Directive for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging (Directive (EU) 2018/852) foresees additional duties for all launching parties of packaging, starting with manufacturing until take-back, disposal or recycling. It is aiming at higher environmental compatibility by avoiding waste and by a higher portion of recyclates. For this purpose, one-way plastics e.g. have to be reduced and labelled. For environmentally more appropriate packaging, tax incentives and rules regarding shares of recyclates have been established, specific materials prohibited.
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