Collection and Recycling Arrangements for Customers in Germany

Under the Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before March 24th 2006 is the customers responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from Kramer Electronics. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the ElektroG Act, Kramer Electronics is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from the partners and resellers after March 24th 2006, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.


Kramer Electronics products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Kramer Electronics is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Kramer Electronics has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.


Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs are:

  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Kramer Electronics’s appointed recycler in Germany.

  • Kramer Electronics pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by ElektroG.

  • Kramer Electronics pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of ElektroG.

Kramer Electronics has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Germany . All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Kramer Electronics products is classed as non-hazardous waste.


It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. Under German waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler.

In order to help EARN identify Kramer Electronics equipment upon arrival to the recyclers' address, please click on the link below to download the recycling label to be used. Please complete this label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

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WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Kramer Electronics Equipment in Germany

Under Part 2, Section 13 of ElektroG, Kramer Electronics must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Germany.


The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period March 2006 to February 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Kramer Electronics. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Kramer Electronics website when it becomes available.


Category  Equipment Sold Collected Reused  Recycled  Recovered
Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes % Tonnes % Tonnes %
1. Large Household Appliances                
2. Small Household Appliances                
3. IT and Telecommunications Equipment                
4. Consumer Equipment                
5. Lighting Equipment                
6. Electrical and Electronic Tools                
7. Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment                
8. Medical Devices                
9. Monitoring and Control Instruments                
10. Automatic Dispensers