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WEEE COMPLIANCE IN GERMANY

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Germany

Under the Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before March 24th 2006 is the customer's responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from Vinten. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the ElektroG Act, Vinten are required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from the partners and resellers after March 24th 2006, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Vinten products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Vinten is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Vinten has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Vinten pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by ElektroG.
  • Vinten pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of ElektroG.
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Vinten's appointed recycler in Germany.

The Vinten and Sachtler brands are owned by Vitec Videocom. Vitec Videocom has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Germany. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Vinten products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs collection and transportation to the recycler. Under German waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycling facility.

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The EARN recycling facility in Germany is:

 

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Electrocycling +49 (0)5321 336724 www.electrocycling.de
Contact Page

 

In order to enable EARN to identify Vinten equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for German Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for German Customers

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Vinten Equipment in Germany

Under Part 2, Section 13 of ElektroG, Vitec Videocom must provide annual information on the quantities and categories of Vinten and Sachtler electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Germany.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period March 2006 to February 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Vinten and Sachtler equipment. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Vinten website when it becomes available.

 

Equipment Sold: Collected: Reused: Recovered: Recycled:
Category Tonnes: Tonnes: Tonnes: %: Tonnes: %: Tonnes: %:
1: Large Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2: Small Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3: IT & Telecom's Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4: Consumer Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5: Lighting Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6: Electrical & Electronic Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8: Medical Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9: Monitoring & Control Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10: Automatic Dispensers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

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