The ‘ElektroG’ transposes the provisions of the WEEE Directive and regulates the distribution of electrical and electronic equipment on the German market as well as the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.
|The ‘ElektroG’: Facts & Figures|
|Came into force on||13.08.2005|
|Contents when passed||combines the RoHS (2002/95/EC) & WEEE (2002/96/EC) Directives|
|Goals||to reduce the amount of hazardous substances contained in EEE (RoHS Directive: restricted substances), to avoid and reduce volumes of WEEE by re-using the materials (recovery, collection & recycling)|
|Latest version||full text (German)|
The ‘ElektroG’ merges the ten WEEE categories listed in the WEEE Directive into five collection groups (Section 9(4) ‘ElektroG’).