June 27, 2016

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May 18

Go4Recycling and friends at the “Night-Run” Cologne – donation for Rainforest Trust

Same procedure as last year: Go4Recycling and friends participated in 2018t edition of the traditional Night-Run Cologne (“Nachtlauf Köln”) through the beautiful scenery of the Old Town. Our team started with company shirts and turned this event into a charity run. The whole “Run” sum...
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May 18

German environmental ministry (BMU) published position paper for amendments of the German battery law

Due to some disadvantages in the past and the resulting distortions of competition for members of the biggest German collective take back system for batteries GRS the Germany battery law will be revised. GRS and ZVEI (association of the German electrical and electronical devices industry)...
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Apr 18

Reduced packaging fees in Sweden from 01/04/2018 on

The Swedish packaging take back system FTI – owned by the five material companies Metallkretsen, Plastkretsen, Pressretur, Returkartong und Svensk Glasatervinning - announced to reduce the recycling fees for packaging from April 2018 on. We will keep our clients updated. If you would like to...
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Mar 18

UK: Environment Agency announces new WEEE charges

There will be quite some changes for WEEE charges from 2019 on in the UK. The Environment Agency announced for example higher annual producer charges for large foreign producers that do not have a UK Vat number – from previously 30 GBP to 100 GBP....
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Feb 18

“Green Dot” labelling obligation no longer mandatory in Greece

Since the beginning of this year a few amendments according to the Greek packaging law came into force. The most important change is that the labelling obligation for sales packaging with the green dot is no longer mandatory in Greece. Producers, distributors and importers may...
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Jan 18

Christmas project “donations instead of gifts” – Go4Recycling supports social projects in Africa

At the end of our business year 2017 the Go4Recycling Team decided to sponsor different social projects of Oxfam in Africa. Oxfam is active worldwide and tries to find practical as well as innovative ways for people to get out of poverty and to improve...
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Jan 18

WEEE Open Scope enters into force on 15th August 2018

On 15th August 2018 the new open scope entered in to force on a European level. Due to this all producers, importers and retailers are facing some significant changes. It means that from this date on all electronical and electrical devices fall under the scope...
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Dec 17

WEEE Open scope and price updates 2018

WEEE-, battery- and packaging take-back systems all over Europe announced and communicated new prices that will be valid from 1st of January 2018 on. There are also different status quo throughout Europe regarding the WEEE Open Scope. Some countries widened their scope with the beginning...
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Nov 17

Updates on packaging and WEEE (waste of electronical and electrical equipment) in France

After the labelling obligation for sales packaging with the green dot became an option and are no longer mandatory in France at the beginning of 2017 there were plans to create a new take back scheme for packaging in competition to the monopoly system Citeo...
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Oct 17

Separate Collection of Lithium Ion batteries and accumulators in Austria started in October

In Austria the “Behandlungspflichtenverordnung“ (Treatment of waste regulation) came into force at the beginning of October. This regulation contains new legal obligations for the treatment and storage of batteries and accumulators. Lithium Ion batteries have to be collect and stored separately. In addition to that...
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