Sep 2020

We are hiring!

On 03 , Sep 2020 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

We are always looking for creative minds - people who are characterized by enthusiasm and inventiveness.   You want to change something, are motivated and committed? You want to create something, expand your skills and be successful? You look ahead and want to create sustainable solutions? Then you are exactly right for our company. We look ...


Jul 2020

German draft law on the amendment of the battery legislation

On 25 , Jul 2020 | In | By Julia Feuring

On May 20, the Federal Cabinet passed the draft of the amendment to the Battery Law. The draft provides for some changes relevant for battery producers, which we briefly outline below: The draft law reacts to the abolition of the solidarity-based joint take-back system for portable batteries (GRS) and now provides for a purely competitive model ...


Jul 2020

Prepare for SCIP - additional data and notification dossier required

On 24 , Jul 2020 | In | By Katrin Schneikert

If your products contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration above 0.1 % (w/w) you might have already information and notification requirements. From 5 January 2021 on additional obligations will apply for suppliers of products with a SVHC-concentration above 0,1 % (w/w). Deriving from Article 9 of the EU Waste Framework ...


Jul 2020

Several European Countries to set taxes on plastic packaging made of virgin plastics

On 24 , Jul 2020 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

Plastics are important material in the economy. However, they are a huge challenge for waste management, resource efficiency and the environment. Therefore, European policy makers strive to incentivise sustainable plastic design. Taxes and fees are, amongst others, some of the measures that may be introduced to call upon producers to increase the ...


Jul 2020

1cc offers new Alert Service

On 24 , Jul 2020 | In | By Ute Binder

We have started a new alert service for our registration and reporting customers. It includes up-to-date information regarding your responsible compliance schemes and covers waste topics (WEEE, waste batteries and packaging waste) and countries you´re registered in. If you subscribe to 1cc’s alert service, you receive regular updates regarding the ...


Jun 2020

ECHA published updated Candidate List

On 26 , Jun 2020 | In | By Ute Binder

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on June 25, 2020: Four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorization now contains 209 substances. Butyl-4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben) was added to the new Candidate List due to ...


Jun 2020

Germany - New Producer Register for Batteries

On 04 , Jun 2020 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

The amendment to the Battery Act (BattG) is to come into force on 1 January 2021. A significant change for battery producers is the relocation of the battery producer register. According to the present legislation, the battery producer register (BattG-Melderegister) is currently located at the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt). When the ...


May 2020

Proposed Copyright Levies Increase to Provide Support to the Right Holders

On 26 , May 2020 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

An increase in copyright levies is currently being called for in many different countries with similar arguments: before state support is granted, the crisis-ridden cultural sector should first receive the compensation that was previously planned. This applies, for example, to copyright levies, which compensate authors and performers for the ...


May 2020

Sweden - EEE Producers Located Outside Sweden To Pay Chemical Tax In The Future

On 20 , May 2020 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

In Sweden, producers of Electric- and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are obligated to pay a so-called chemical tax for products containing certain chemicals that are often used in flame-retardants. The main purpose of Sweden’s chemical tax is to reduce such chemicals in the environment and to encourage producers to substitute them. Starting from 2017 ...


May 2020

Implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging in Denmark starting 2025

On 08 , May 2020 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

As one of the few countries in Europe, Denmark has so far not adopted extended producer responsibility for packaging. The municipalities regulate the collection and handling of household packaging. Commercial packaging waste is to be disposed of by tradesmen via waste management companies.  Following the amendment of the Packaging Directive ...