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  • TechProtect GmbH
  • Max-Eyth-Straße 35
  • 71088 Holzgerlingen
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  • Solveig Legler
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ElektroG2: TechProtect and 1cc offer new services with respect to ElektroG2

(PresseBox) (Holzgerlingen, ) As one of the last EU member states, Germany has put into force its implementation of the EU WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU into national law last Saturday: The ElektroG2 went effective on October 24, 2015. Compared to the former ElektroG1, the new ElektroG2 foresees various changes and new obligations also for manufacturers, retailers and distance sellers. TechProtect, a specialist for innovative take-back-programmes for end-of-life products and waste, and its sister company 1cc GmbH, which focuses on environmental compliance solutions, have developed a couple of new services with respect to the appointment of an Authorized Representative (AR) and to new take-back obligations for retailers.

One important change of the new ElektroG2 refers to the producer definition: A foreign distance seller selling directly to end-users in Germany is now explicitly mentioned to be the “producer” and has therefore to fulfil all producer obligations as e.g. registering and reporting. In order to manage this task, he has to appoint an Authorized Representative (AR). If a foreign manufacturer sells its products via the distribution channel, the importer is considered to be the “producer”. However, also for the manufacturer, the law provides the possibility of appointing an AR in Germany to assume all obligations from the importer.

The following services with respect to the appointment of an AR are offered: Evaluation of the current distribution model and the various options of appointing an AR. These include the appointment of a German entity of the company group or a local distribution partner or a third party service provider as an AR. Additionally, there is the option to set up a new German-based entity as an AR.

Besides the appointment of an AR, the new ElektroG imposes new obligations on retailers including distance sellers. Amongst others, end users will be allowed to return their WEEE to a retailer free of charge. Retailers have to assure the environmentally sound recycling.

TechProtect and 1cc offer convenient take-back solutions to retailers for 0:1 take-back (this means no initial purchase is made at the same time) as well as for 1:1 take-back (an equivalent device is bought). The customers also benefit from comprehensive consulting, for instance on information and notification requirements, as well from administrative services.

About 1cc GmbH

1cc - - offers consulting and services for WEEE, Batteries, Packaging, REACH, RoHS, Ecodesign and Copyright Levies. The consulting and service portfolio encompasses the following three areas: Regulatory Monitoring, Individual Consulting and Management & Admin Services. 1cc offers its services worldwide – in EMEA, North and South America as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. Our customers, many of which are globally active companies, benefit from our consulting expertise with respect to compliance issues and our experience in the fulfilment of national producer obligations.

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TechProtect GmbH

TechProtect develops strategic take-back and marketing programs and leads the entire process by itself. The company has established a portfolio of services with innovative solutions in the B2B and B2C sectors in the past 14 years and implement them in over 40 countries worldwide. Sales marketing programs and take-back systems are precisely matched and customer personalized with the objective of customer loyalty, gaining additional market shares and strengthen environmental responsibility.

TechProtect is part of the 4SquareReturn Holding with the focus on bringing electrical and electronic equipment and consumables for manufacturers and resellers in and out on the market, ensuring an environmental responsible recycling of reusable material and ensure a flow back of as many recyclable materials as possible into the product-life-cycle.