ALERT: WEEE deadline in Greece - Companies must register by 31 Dec 2016

Greek Ministerial Decision 181504/2016 was published on 9 August 2016 and requires all companies putting EEE on the Greek market to become members of the National Registry and acquire a NRN (National Registration Number) by 31 December 2016. Contact EC4P for more info

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The WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU is having a significant impact on the electrical and electronics industry. Producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are facing strict compliance rules for collection, recycling and recovery of waste equipment.

The WEEE Directive requires manufacturers and importers of electronic products to register as a 'WEEE producer', report the amount of products sold and finance the takeback and recycling of end of life goods in each country they are sold. What makes this situation even more challenging is that the registration and reporting processes are different in each EU member state.

We offer web-based solutions which enable you to easily meet these WEEE collection, recycling and reporting requirements. We also help you complete WEEE registrations in each member state where you sell products. Learn more...

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The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC applies to all types of batteries regardless of their shape, volume, weight, material composition or use. The Directive also specifically includes batteries which are incorporated into electrical equipment, apart from batteries contained in military and space equipment.

The Batteries Directive introduces substance restrictions, labelling requirements for new batteries and requirements for new electrical equipment to be designed so that batteries can be easily removed. Battery manufacturers and importers of batteries (including batteries which are incorporated into electrical equipment) are also required to register as a 'batteries producer' and manage battery collection, recycling and reporting in every EU Member State where they sell batteries or equipment containing batteries. Learn more...

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The Packaging Directive 2004/12/EC places significant requirements on companies selling packaging and packaged goods in Europe.

Companies who sell packaging and packaged goods in Europe must comply with packaging substance restrictions, reusability and marking requirements and provide for packaging collection, recycling and reporting. The Packaging Directive requires 'responsible parties' to comply with the Directive when the packaged goods are placed on the market in any EU Member State. Responsible parties can include suppliers of packaging materials, packaging producers and converters, fillers and users, importers and traders and distributors of packaging and packaged goods. Learn more...

EC4P’s managed EU WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance solution is an indispensable service to Illumina and guarantees that we are meeting our ongoing WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance responsibilities across Europe for registration, collection, recycling and data reporting.

Obed Varela, MSc, CSP, Associate Director, Illumina

For more information about the WEEE, Batteries and Packaging Directives including detailed information about the requirements of the Member State regulations which implement the Directives, please visit our sister website


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