Compliance in WEEE, ElektroG, BattG & VerpackG

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Welcome to ECOPV-EU!

Are you a manufacturer looking to offer your products in a new country but have no experience with it so far?
Don’t worry! With ECOPV, it’s quite simple.

We are here to assist you, regardless of the target country or product.
With just one call, you will receive immediate answers to your questions.
Our team handles the compilation of all necessary documents and takes care of registration in national registers.

Moreover, we support you in obtaining registration numbers and even provide you with an authorised representative if you don’t have your own establishment in the country. We not only take the burden of product compliance and manufacturer responsibilities off your shoulders but also enable you to sell globally.

We look forward to being your partner and supporting you on your journey.

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What is ElektroG, BattG and VerpackG?

BattG

ECOPV-EU offers you full-service support, encompassing the complete registration with the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register (ear) as well as the notification to a battery take-back system for all manufacturers obligated under the BattG. Future reporting obligations are also seamlessly managed, as each manufacturer transmits their required quantity to us, and we handle all further proceedings with the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register (ear) on your behalf.

Registrations: Similar to electrical devices, batteries also require registration, which is carried out by the ear foundation. Categorisation is done here based on battery type and the respective chemical system of the batteries.

In addition: Another registration is required for a proprietary take-back system. This ensures, based on the input quantity, a fair distribution of costs for the collection, sorting, and treatment of used batteries, which are taken back nationwide.

Quantity reporting: Depending on the selected battery take-back system and one’s own products, quantities placed on the market are required to be reported monthly, quarterly, or simply annually.

ElektroG

ECOPV-EU stands ready to provide expert assistance in ensuring full compliance with German legal regulations. Should you wish, we can seamlessly handle the comprehensive implementation and management of ElektroG within your company. Our ElektroG services encompass every aspect of compliance. Once you’ve entrusted us with the necessary quantity information, you can sit back and let us take care of the rest, ensuring a hassle-free process for you.

Registrations: According to the WEEE directive, importers must register their electrical devices by category and brand. As proof of a legally compliant registration, manufacturers receive a so-called WEEE Reg. No. (Referring to WEEE number).

Quantity reporting: The WEEE directive requires importers to submit quantity reports on the electrical devices placed on the market.

Annual reports: Importers are obligated to submit annual reports on the collected waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Insolvency-proof guarantee: The WEEE directive mandates that importers must provide an insolvency-proof guarantee for the financing of disposal.

ear collection coordination: Importers must ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is properly collected and disposed of when needed.”

WEEE

The WEEE number is a unique identifier related to the ElektroG and is assigned by the ear Foundation. WEEE stands for “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment” and serves the purpose of identifying and tracing electrical and electronic devices on the market. According to the ElektroG, manufacturers must label their devices with this number to document their responsibility for proper disposal. Manufacturers must register with this authority to obtain their WEEE number. For foreign companies, appointing an authorized representative who implements the legal requirements in Germany is necessary.

VerpackG

For VerpackG, ECOPV-EU offers dedicated support for your individual registration with the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (LUCID) and facilitates participation in a nationally approved dual system. Additionally, we take the responsibility of handling all required quantity reporting, providing you with a streamlined and efficient experience.

Reporting Obligation: Registration with the Central Packaging Registry Foundation (LUCID).

System Participation: Manufacturers must participate in a dual system or submit a completeness declaration.

Licensing: Manufacturers pay license fees for their packaging to finance the disposal infrastructure.

Quantity Reporting: Monthly, quarterly, or annual reporting of packaging quantities placed on the market to the dual system.

Recyclability: Packaging must meet minimum requirements for recyclability.

PV-Panels

The realm of “solar energy” has witnessed significant growth in recent years, leading to heightened demand for solar modules and complete solar systems. Acknowledging the importance of this vital energy source, ECOPV-EU has thoroughly delved into the rights and obligations within the PV sector. Similar to our approach in BattG, ElektroG, and VerpackG, we manage manufacturer registration and reporting obligations in the PV sector with efficiency and optimal performance, ensuring a comprehensive solution tailored to your needs.

Manufacturer- What Steps Should I Take?

ear-Stiftung – What is it?

Understanding Rights, Obligations, and Procedures

Manufacturers of electrical devices, batteries, and packaging are subject to legal requirements. The first entity introducing these products to the German market is defined by law as the manufacturer. In Germany, the ElektroG (German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act), BattG (Battery Act), and VerpackG (Packaging Act) play a central role in regulating the introduction of products to the market. Responsible for the ElektroG and BattG sectors is the Foundation for the Registration of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ear Foundation). Registering with them is mandatory for importing devices into Germany. This process is either carried out by you, a manufacturer based in Germany, or through an authorized representative if you are based abroad.

ECOPV – Compliance Simplified

As the official authorised representative appointed by the ear-Stiftung, all we need from the manufacturer in the first step is the information on the product in question from the ElektroG, BattG and/or VerpackG, the annual planned quantities and, if applicable, an assessment of which of the categories defined by German law the electrical appliance belongs to so that we can register it with the ear-Stiftung for you. Whether it’s the initial registration, the required warranty or the disposal, for us it’s just a few simple steps – for you it’s absolute, opaque bureaucracy. We ensure that all requirements are implemented in a targeted and timely manner and take all the work in this complex area off your hands with modern, customised processes.

Why ECOPV?

Yes or No?

The variety of EPR service providers in ElektroG, BattG and VerpackG on the market can make the decision a real challenge for many manufacturers. With different offers, prices and service qualities, it can be difficult to find the right partner to meet your needs.

  • Is the company reputable?

  • Does the company offer the services I need?

  • What are the costs?

  • how fast is the processing?

  • Do I feel well advised?

  • What are the company’s ratings?

  • Do I have a good feeling?

With so many options, it is crucial that you choose a service provider that you can trust and that gives you the security you need.
So why ECOPV?

Definitely - YES!

There are so many arguments to convince you of us. But that’s not what makes us different from other providers.

What makes the difference?

  • The official appointment of the authorized representative by the EAR Foundation

  • offer an in-house manufacturer’s warranty system
  • We are a dedicated team with the desire to meet the needs of our clients satisfied

  • Time is a very precious commodity, which is why we are characterized by fast response times. You will receive a response to your request within 24 hours

  • Unbeatable price-performance ratio

  • We have already done this very successfully with over 6000 different customers and of course we still have plenty of stock for you!

    So just contact us!

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