June 27, 2016

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Sep 17

Norwegian authorities decided to integrate the idea of producer responsibility into the new waste law – implementation deadline 31st December 2017

The national Norwegian environmental agency recently announced some changes within the new law on waste and waste management becoming effective on 1st of September 2017. That means producers and importers have to apply for membership at a certified take back scheme for transport and sales...
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Jul 17

Belgian Green dot packaging scheme announced price increase for packaging from 1st January 2018

Due to new legislative regulations and requirements the Belgian take back scheme for packaging announced a substantial price increase for 2018. Starting on the 1st of January next year average packaging licensing prices will increase by 38% - whereas prices for paper and plastics will...
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Jul 17

Price update announced in Belgium for E-Bike accumulators from 1st January 2018. Licensing costs for packaging except for glass in Spain remains on 2017 level

After a massive price increase for E-Bike accus in the second half of 2015 the Belgium take back scheme announced a price decrease from 12 €/unit to 10 €/unit from 1st of January 2018 on. In addition to that the Spanish take back scheme for...
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Jul 17

Price reduction in the fields of WEEE and packaging in Austria since 1st of July 2017

Good news for all customers of the tack back schemes ARA and ERA in Austria. The market leaders for take back solutions of packaging and WEEE in Austria reduced parts of their recycling fees from 01.07.2017 on. As a non-profit organisation cost benefits will be...
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Jun 17

New “producer responsibility enforcement fee” in Sweden announced

The Swedish environmental protection agency EPA has decided to implement a so called “producer responsibility enforcement fee” from 2017 on. Producers and other liable companies have to pay an annual sum of 1000 SEK for batteries and 1000 SEK for WEEE – including the current...
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Jun 17

Changes in Green Stamp List from 1st July 2017 in Romania announced

Due to new collection and recycling targets for the period 2017-2020 as well as the preparation for the open scope from 2018 on Romania will adjust its´ Green Stamp List for WEEE as well as the necessary reporting procedures. Those innovations will get into force...
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Jun 17

Go4Recycling and friends charity run at the “Night-Run” Cologne – donation for children in Yemen

Go4Recycling and friends participated in this years´ traditional Night-Run Cologne (“Nachtlauf Köln”) through the beautiful scenery of the Old Town while the sun was descending behind the Cathedral. Our team started with specially designed shirts and turned this event into a charity run. As we...
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May 17

German government adopted new packaging waste law

On 12th of May 2017 the German Federal Assembly (“Bundesrat”) passed the new packaging waste law after this environmental law was already adopted by the parliament in March 2017. The new law will come into force on 01/01/2019 and will have some important amendments for...
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Apr 17

Increasing prices from 1st of July 2017 on for tubes, HID lamps, energy saving lamps and LEDs in Finland

Finnish WEEE- and Battery take back scheme announces a substantial increase of prices for tubes, HID and energy saving lamps as well as LEDs valid from 1st of July 2017 of 40% per unit put on market. Go4Recycling will inform their customers separately – everyone...
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Mar 17

German WEEE register („Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register – EAR“) officially released classification for E-Bike accumulators and powerbanks

After some controversal discussions between producers, take-back schemes and authorities on the categorization of E-Bike accumulators and powerbanks the German WEEE register officially released a binding categorization for those products. It staes clearly that the following battery and accumulator types are only subject to the...
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