What is ElektroG?
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) implements the European WEEE directive in German law and regulates the sale, return and environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment.
Its main purpose is the prevention of waste from electrical and electronic equipment, its reuse and recycling. Moreover, the use of harmful substances in the devices shall be reduced. The act makes a significant contribution to the conservation of natural resources and the reduction of pollutant emissions.
Properly dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Why?
Why should you dispose of your WEEE correctly and not just throw it in the dustbin? Quite simply, annually millions of old electrical and electronic devices or so-called electronic waste, which hold many valuable raw materials, but also pollutants, are produced.