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Our recycling and closed loop solutions at a glance
Every sector produces waste. We organise professional disposal of this waste – it’s what we do. We have made it our goal to have all our customers’ waste recovered for material use by 2029, in keeping with the concept of an effective circular economy.
Are you a manufacturer or distributor that places sales and outer packaging filled with products on the market in Germany that accumulates as waste in private households and similar locations after use? If so, you’ll want to make use of a dual system. This requirement (and exceptions to it) are set out in the German Packaging Act (VerpackG).
The Packaging Act sets out special obligations for packaging manufacturers and distributors that are not subject to the system participation obligation (including transport packaging). The registration requirement in particular has been expanded in the 2021 amendment to the Packaging Act.
Manufacturers, distributors and importers of electrical and electronic equipment are subject to various requirements under Germany’s Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). Among other things, the act is designed to keep the reusable materials contained in the devices in a closed loop.
Manufacturers, distributors and importers of disposable and rechargeable batteries are subject to various obligations under the Batteries Act (BattG). The legal requirements intend for valuable substances from disposable and rechargeable batteries to be recycled and returned to the reusable material cycle.
The extended producer responsibility (EPR) applies throughout Europe. Depending on the distribution country, various legal obligations and guidelines apply to manufacturers and companies selling products to countries outside Europe as a result of the EPR.