Disposal

This page informs you about the procedure of Lobaro GmbH with regard to the EU Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), transposed into German law by the "Act on the placing on the market, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act - ElektroG)". The following statements on the disposal of decommissioned Lobaro devices apply binding only for customers within Germany. Customers in other countries should contact their local authorities to obtain the relevant information.

A primary objective of 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 never be disposed of 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 in use. The aim is to avoid, reduce and dispose of the increasing quantities of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner through extended producer responsibility.

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are summarized here (manufacturer information according to §19a ElektroG):

  • Separate collection of old appliances
    • Electrical and electronic appliances that have become waste are referred to as old appliances. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
  • Batteries, rechargeable batteries and lamps
    • As a rule, owners of waste appliances must separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the waste appliance, as well as lamps that can be removed from the waste appliance without destroying them, from the waste appliance before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if waste appliances are prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.

  • 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 dustbin" symbol
    • The symbol of a crossed-out wheeled garbage can regularly shown on electrical and electronic appliances indicates that the appliance in question 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 as B2B (business to business) products by the responsible German agency Stiftung EAR (Elektro- Altgeräte Register). The Lobaro GmbH is registered there under no. DE18824018 registered.

The B2B classification means that Lobaro is not obliged to collect waste electrical/electronic equipment 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 can be disposed of in this way.

Instead, we offer our customers the option of taking back Lobaro devices that are no longer used and disposing of them properly at our expense.

We work together with several qualified recycling companies to create opportunities for returning old appliances. If an appliance manufactured by us has become an old appliance 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.

RoHS

As a manufacturer of industrial information and telecommunications technology devices, we produce RoHS-compliant products in accordance with the content of EU Directive 2011/65/EU.

Battery law

The Lobaro GmbH is registered under Reg. No. DE87567817 in accordance with the German Battery Act (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 as the seller point out that the customer as the end user is legally obliged to return used batteries. Batteries can be returned to Lobaro free of charge after use. If batteries are sent to the seller, the package must be sufficiently stamped.

The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin on batteries or accumulators indicates that they must not be disposed of with household waste at the end of their service life. The following symbol means that the batteries contain heavy metals and harmful substances and must not be disposed of with 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 care must be taken when handling batteries containing lithium due to the special risks involved. The separate collection and recycling of old batteries and accumulators should prevent 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 service life or rechargeable batteries. Please avoid littering public spaces by not carelessly leaving batteries or electrical and electronic equipment containing batteries lying around. Please check the possibilities of reusing a battery instead of disposing of it, for example by reconditioning or repairing the battery.