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Any of the following are considered to be Waste Electrical and Electronic Appliances:

All domestic appliances, used consumer electronics, power tools, information technology, their accessories as well as industrial appliances and other electrical and electronic equipment.

Every household produces e-scrap.
For Germany alone, this amounts to more than 1 million tons per year.


A major portion of those used appliances and equipment is dismantled in order to separate the hazardous parts and to retrieve all valuables. Although sodium lights, capacitors containing PCBs, dry accumulators, refrigerators and car batteries are often considered to be e-scrap, they still remain to be individual waste types and are, therefore, recycled separately.

About 1 million tons of waste electronics have to be recycled every year in Germany alone. Most prominently, information technology as well as consumer electronics amount to a substantial part of the yearly e-scrap amounts due to the fast-paced improvements and developments this sector has seen. These e-scrap amounts have to be recycled legally compliant and environmental-friendly.

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In comes the Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz.

Since March of 2006, the Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz (ElektroG) has been in force for Germany, transposing the European directive WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) into national law. The ElektroG commits all producers and retailers of electrical or electronic appliances to take back their used equipment. In addition, producers are bound to fulfil the obligatory recycling quotas for WEEE from households and industrial users.

 
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