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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG2018)

Legal Information on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG2018)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act came into force in Germany on 24th March 2005 and governs the sale, return and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment. It transposes the European WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC into national law.

Aims of the ElektroG:

The aim of the ElektroG is to prevent waste from electrical equipment in order to protect the environment, or to reduce such waste by reusing and recycling it. The law is supposed to extend the responsibility of manufacturers for the electrical equipment they sell to cover the entire lifecycle of their equipment.


It therefore requires manufacturers, distributors or importers of electronic equipment to contribute to the cost of disposing it (extended producer responsibility or responsibility for taking back and disposing of electrical appliances). Companies are obliged to take back electrical equipment they have put on the market and dispose of it in accordance with specific environmental standards. In Germany, the national register for waste electrical equipment (stiftung ear) is responsible for registering companies’ electrical equipment.

All electronic products distributed by Franz Mensch GmbH fulfill the requirements of the German Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act and therefore comply with the European WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC.

Our electronic products are registered and our WEEE-Number is: 38206175