This page informs you about the procedure of Lobaro GmbH regarding the EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), implemented in German law by the "Law on the marketing, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act - ElektroG)". The statements made below about the disposal of Lobaro devices that have been taken out of use apply binding only for customers within Germany. Customers in other countries should contact their local authorities for appropriate information.
An urgent objective of the EU Directive 2002/96/EC is to minimize the disposal of WEEE together with unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of separate collection and recycling of WEEE. Electronic equipment may contain substances that are harmful to the environment and human health and should in no case be disposed of together with household waste.
WEEE / ElektroG
The WEEE Directive (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is the EU Directive 2002/96/EC on the reduction of the increasing amount of electronic waste from electrical and electronic equipment that is no longer used. The aim is to avoid, reduce and dispose of the increasing quantities of electronic waste in an environmentally sound manner through extended producer responsibility.
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are compiled here (manufacturer information according to §19a ElektroG):
- Separate collection of old equipment
- Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Owners of old equipment must dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
- Batteries and accumulators and lamps
As a rule, owners of WEEE must separate spent batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the WEEE, as well as lamps that can be removed from the WEEE without damaging it, from the WEEE before handing it over to a collection point. This does not apply if WEEE is prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.
- Options for the return of old equipment
- To provide opportunities for the return of end-of-life equipment, we work with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become an old device and you would like to return it, please contact: https://www.take-e-way.de/leistungen/elektrogesetz-weee-elektrog/b2b-altgeraete-ruecknahme-entsorgung/ and fill out the questionnaire.
- Data protection notice
- Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of.
- Meaning of the "crossed-out trash can" symbol
- The symbol of a crossed-out trash can regularly depicted on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.
Proper disposal of B2B Lobaro devices
Lobaro devices are developed and marketed for professional use. Accordingly, they have been recognized by the responsible German agency Stiftung EAR (Elektro- Altgeräte Register) as B2B (business to business) products. Lobaro GmbH is registered there under no. DE18824018 registered.
The B2B classification means that Lobaro is not obliged to collect WEEE from municipal collection points, as required by the ElektroG for producers of electrical/electronic equipment intended for the consumer market.
Consequently, our products may also not be disposed of in this way.
Instead, we offer to take back Lobaro equipment that is no longer used and properly dispose of it at our expense.
To provide opportunities for the return of end-of-life equipment, we work with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become an old device and you would like to return it, please contact: https://www.take-e-way.de/leistungen/elektrogesetz-weee-elektrog/b2b-altgeraete-ruecknahme-entsorgung/ and fill out the questionnaire.
As a manufacturer of industrial equipment for information and telecommunications technology, we produce RoHS compliant, in accordance with the contents of the EU Directive 2011/65/EU.
Lobaro GmbH is registered under Reg-Nr. DE87567817 according to the battery law (BattG).
According to § 12 sentence 1 No. 1-3 BattV (Ordinance on the return and disposal of used batteries and accumulators (BattVO) of March 27, 1998 (BGBl. I p. 658)), we point out as a seller that the customer as an end user is legally obliged to return used batteries. Batteries can be returned free of charge to Lobaro after use. If batteries are sent to the seller, the package must be sufficiently franked.
The symbol of the crossed-out trash can on batteries or accumulators means that they must not be disposed of in the household trash at the end of their service life. The following symbol means that these are batteries containing heavy metals and pollutants and must not be disposed of with ordinary household or commercial waste. The abbreviations below the symbol mean: "Cd" (cadmium), "Li" (lithium) / "Li-Ion" (lithium-ion), "Ni" (nickel), "Mh" (metal hydride), "Pb" (lead), "Zi" (zinc).
Batteries may contain substances that are harmful to the environment and human health. Particular caution is required when handling batteries containing lithium due to the special risks involved. The separate collection and recycling of old batteries and accumulators is intended to avoid negative effects on the environment and human health.
Please avoid the generation of waste from old batteries as far as possible, e.g. by preferring batteries with a longer life or rechargeable batteries. Please avoid littering public spaces by not carelessly leaving batteries or electrical and electronic equipment containing batteries. Please consider ways to reuse a battery instead of disposing of it, for example by reconditioning or repairing the battery.