Germany

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Extended Producer Responsibility organisations and their strategic role for ProducersErion and Sofies, 2021: The study compares the flows of WEEE, waste batteries and accumulators and waste packaging streams in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, providing an overview that highlights the commonalities and noteworthy practices among the EPR organisations of these countries.
Author(s): Federico Magalini; Joséphine Courtois; Amba Concheso; Caroline Heinz.
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Holes in the Circular Economy: WEEE Leakage from Europe.A Report of the e-Trash Transparency ProjectBasel Action Network, 2018: The report reveals the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the UK ) that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed to determine the rate and flows of "leakage" from the EU of consumer-generated WEEE. 19 (6%) of the tracked scrap equipment was exported to the countries of Ghana, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Ukraine, outside of the EU; the flows discovered, if extrapolated, would total 352,474 metric tonnes per annum, moving from the EU to developing countries.
Author(s): Jim Puckett; Chris Brandt; and Hayley Palmer.
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„Umsetzung des Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetzes“ Technische Anforderungen an die Behandlung und Verwertung von Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräten
(Technical requirements for the treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment)
Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Abfall (LAGA), 2018: This communication serves to concretise and explain the state-of-the-art requirements that are placed on the treatment and recycling of WEEE. To ensure consensus-based, uniform standards and treatment requirements, the relevant national and European standards as well as accompanying legal requirements were taken into account. The law enforcement agencies, experts and operators of facilities for the treatment of WEEE should be guided by these guidelines in order to ensure compliance with uniform national minimum standards.
Text in German. Translation not available.
„Umsetzung des Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetzes“ Anforderungen an die Entsorgung von Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräten
(Requirements for the disposal of WEEE 2017)
Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Abfall (LAGA), 2017: This communication serves to concretise and explain the legal regulations. It is addressed to law enforcement agencies, manufacturers, their authorized representatives, distributors of electrical and electronic equipment, operators of collection and collection points for WEEE and operators of equipment for storage and treatment of WEEE and, in addition, to waste producers, waste holders, waste carriers, waste brokers, waste recyclers, appraisers and experts.
Text in German. Translation not available.
Vollzugshilfe zur Abfallverbringung (Implementation Guide for Waste Shipment)Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Abfall (LAGA), 2017: This implementation guide contains information on the various provisions of the WSR (Regulation on shipments of waste) and references to relevant provisions of the Waste Shipment Act. Furthermore, it includes introductory statements that should provide an overview: notification procedure in general, security deposit, objections, provisional recovery and disposal, redemption obligations, export from the EU to third countries and import into the EU from third countries, and control plans and inspections of shipments.
Text in German. Translation not available.
Influence of the service life of products in terms of their environmental impact: Establishing an information base and developing strategies against "obsolescence"Umweltbundesamt (German Federal Environment Agency), 2015: Interim report.The overall objective of the project is to create a sound data base for describing and assessing the phenomenon obsolescence, average life-span and usage times, and based on this, to develop strategies against obsolescence and for achieving a reliable minimum product life-time. The focus of this project is electrical and electronic equipment for use in private households.
Text in German. Translation not available.
Global e-waste systems - Insights for Australia from other developed countriesAustralian&New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015: This report is intended to research the e-waste systems of a select group of advanced economies to develop insights that can be applied to the Australian market. Other than the focus on Australia, the scope of this research is limited to three other advanced economies e-waste: Germany, Finland and Japan.48
TransWaste Project: Formalisation of informal sector activities in collection and transboundary shipment of wastes in and to CEEEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2012: The project was about the formalisation of informal sector activities in collection and transboundary shipment of wastes in and to Central and Eastern Europe. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, a set of recommendations were developed, such as the implementation of a Transnational Action Plan concerning the handling with informal waste activities, the development of a Business Plan for an enterprise to integrate informal waste pickers and formalise their work, as well as the integration of informal waste pickers into the existing formal waste collection.
Hessian Database for Waste Transports – waste classification and procedures for shipments of wasteHessian Agency for Environment and Geology (HLUG), 2007: The database is helpful for for any person involved with shipments of waste. It provides extensive information that makes the time consuming search for different laws, regulations, lists and other requirements superfluous and consists of two parts: 1. Identification and classification of wastes and 2. Determination of the applicable shipment procedure for the classified waste.