May 2022

EPR in France and Germany for Online Sellers and Marketplace Vendors

On 19 , May 2022 | In | By Romain Letenneur

EPR compliance has been mandatory in Europe for more than a decade. It means all EU countries have implemented the principles of WEEE, waste battery and waste packaging directives. In this context, online sellers are defined as companies selling by means of distance communication to end users in another country. Therefore, companies making their ...


May 2022

Clear Responsibilities Help to Establish Compliance Processes

On 11 , May 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

Sustainability and environmental aspects are becoming increasingly important for companies, not least because of continuously increasing legal requirements for product design. For example, new substances are continuously being identified and regulated as hazardous to health or the environment under the REACH regulation. Additional obligations such ...


May 2022

Meet Us at the ISE Trade Show in Barcelona

On 05 , May 2022 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

The Intergrated Systems Europe Trade Show will take place from 10 to 13 May 2022. Our Managing Director Ivan Blazek will be present at this event. If you would like to meet him there, please feel free to contact him by email at We look forward to getting in touch with you! See you there!


May 2022

Packaging in Germany - Extended registration obligation as of July 1, 2022

On 03 , May 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

On July 1, 2022, a new stage of the amendment to the German Packaging Act will come into force. All companies that commercially place packaged goods on the market in Germany must register with the Central Packaging Register. Until today, the registration obligation was limited to so-called packaging that is subject to system participation. Now, ...


Apr 2022

Complex Copyright Levy System in Slovenia

On 25 , Apr 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

New tariffs and tariff calculations for copyright levies will apply in Slovenia as of 1 July 2022. Where the levy on most products is expected to increase, some will remain unchanged. Since the reintroduction of the levy system in 2019, there has been annual adjustments of tariffs in Slovenia. The regular adjustment has pros and cons for obligated ...


Apr 2022

1cc presents at Future Bridge Conference in Brussels

On 20 , Apr 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

For quite a few products it has to be clarified whether they fall within the scope of the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU at all. How to deal with such borderline cases is explained by Monika Šrubařová in her presentation "Dealing with RoHS borderline cases - from (integrated) functionalities to built-in devices" at the Future Bridge Conference ...


Apr 2022

1cc - Team news

On 13 , Apr 2022 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

Fabian Barbera joined the 1cc team in October 2021 as a Junior Environmental Consultant in the field of WEEE, batteries and packaging. Fabian completed a dual study-program at the DHBW Stuttgart and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. This was coupled with an internship at our sister company, TechProtect GmbH. Fabian has had ...


Mar 2022

United Kingdom: New Plastic Packaging Tax from 1 April 2022

On 30 , Mar 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

In the United Kingdom, a new tax on plastic packaging will become due on 1 April 2022. The tax concerns packaging made of plastics containing less than 30 percent recycled material. The tax will affect companies that produce more than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging per year in the UK or import it into the UK. They will now have to pay £200 per ...


Mar 2022

ECJ Clears the Way for Copyright Levies on Cloud Storage

On 25 , Mar 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarified an important question on copyright levies: those who privately store works in the cloud owe copyright levies to authors, producers and artists. As expected, the ECJ's interpretation of the question at hand appeared yesterday, 24. March 2022, (C-433/20). 1cc reported last September on the Advocate ...


Mar 2022

Copyright levies: New products and tariffs in Belgium

On 21 , Mar 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

Following years of negotiations, matters have finally moved forward: the Royal decree amending the royal decree of 18 October 2013 relating to the right to remuneration for private copying is in place for the new copyright levy system in Belgium and the binding date for entry into force is 1. April 2022. Companies have to adjust their processes ...

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