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Newsletter August 2018

The EU directive

"Waste of Electrical and electronic equipment" (WEEE) and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)

From today, the products of DewertOkin GmbH are categorised and registered in accordance with the European WEEE Directive. 
As our customer, you now have the possibility of handing in DewertOkin electrical components to municipal collection and recycling points in Germany free of cost. Against the background of increasing electrical and electronic waste, we are simultaneously making an active contribution towards protecting the environment. 

Our official registration number (WEEE-reg. no.) is: XXX

What is the WEEE Directive and the ElektroG ?

The EU directive "Waste of Electrical and electronic equipment" (WEEE) aims to avoid electrical and electronic equipment waste or to reduce it by recycling or re-usage. In this regard, it sets down the minimum standards for the treatment of waste electronic equipment. 

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) implements this directive in Germany. Consequently, waste electronic equipment is recycled ecologically. In this way, product responsibility has been extended to the complete life cycle of the equipment. With this amendment to the ElektroG effective on 15 August 2018, the area of application of the law will be extended to electrical components which DewertOkin has in its product range. 

How does the recycling process work?

Thanks to the WEEE registration of DewertOkin, the recycling process is very simple: You can hand in the DewertOkin equipment to appropriate collection and recycling points free of cost. 

A directory of around 2000 municipal collection and recycling points can be found under this link.

There, the equipment is sorted into six collecting groups so that it is easier to receive the different equipment during the preparation for recycling and treatment. At the end of the treatment process, the raw materials recovered for recycling, for example metals or plastics, can be used for the production of new products or for energy recovery.

For further information on the topic of WEEE registration, please click on the following link: DO Website

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