Oct 2021

1cc free webinar: ElektroG3 - Obligations for Producers - WEEE in Germany

On 12 , Oct 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

In this free webinar, we will further explain the relevant obligations of WEEE manufacturers in Germany according to ElektroG3. In this context, we will also provide advice and recommendations for you as a manufacturer. The 1cc webinar provides an overview of the most important topics related to the ElektroG3 when products are placed on the ...


Oct 2021

Landmark ECJ ruling on cloud copyright levies expected

On 01 , Oct 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

For years it has been unclear whether and how the reproduction of copyrighted works on virtual server storage can be used to compensate rights holders. That is what copyright levies are for. But so far there is no levy for private copying in the cloud.  Only levies on USB sticks, PCs and smartphones currently compensate rights holders. To clarify ...


Sep 2021

Important Changes to the Austrian Battery Ordinance

On 28 , Sep 2021 | In | By Heike Gabernowitz

There will be additional laws implementet in Austria from the 1st of January 2022 for companies putting batteries on their market. The amendment states that distance sellers who sell batteries directly to end users in Austria are now considered as producer. From 01.01.2022 distance sellers are obliged to join a compliance scheme for batteries and ...


Sep 2021

The SCIP Dissemination Tool went online!

On 20 , Sep 2021 | In | By Katharina Rehders

Since January 2021, companies, placing articles on the EU market, which contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with a concentration of more than 0.1 % w/w, are obliged to enter data into the SCIP database. SCIP is the abbreviation for „Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products)” and is established under the ...


Sep 2021

1cc - Team news

On 15 , Sep 2021 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

We are pleased to welcome three new colleagues. Jeanie Suh joined the 1cc team as an Environmental Consultant in July, specializing in WEEE, Batteries and Packaging. She has a Master of Science in Bioeconomy from the University of Hohenheim and a Bachelor in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas. She has over seven years research ...


Sep 2021

Important requirement in the new packaging law from July 2022

On 09 , Sep 2021 | In | By Markus Heim

The packaging law is administered by the packaging register Lucid in Osnabrück as before. However, as of July 1, 2022, the obligation to register for companies that place packs filled with goods on the market will be extended. A registration requirement for final distributors of service packaging is also being introduced. Information on the types ...


Aug 2021

Important requirement due to Elektrogesetz Germany 2022

On 27 , Aug 2021 | In | By Julia Feuring

The electrical law changes on 01.01.2022 (ElektroG3). We particularly emphasize the §7a take-back concept. In the future, a manufacturer with B2B customers will have to present a take-back concept for all types of equipment that it registers.  The take-back concept contains information for end users on how the take-back obligations are managed. ...


Aug 2021

Copyright levies in Madagascar

On 26 , Aug 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

According to media reports, the introduction of a copyright levy system in Madagascar is imminent. A uniform levy of six percent will be charged on the import of devices and storage media. The responsible body is the Office Malagasy des Droits d'Auteur (OMDA, Malagasy Copyright Office). On an established legal basis, the practical introduction of ...


Aug 2021

UK REACH: Clarifications for article suppliers

On 10 , Aug 2021 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

While many suppliers of articles are about to integrate the Brexit-related changes into their processes, many individual questions are still unclear. In fact, it remains to be seen how and where exactly the British version of REACH differs from its continental counterpart.  This concerns, for example, the question of the equivalence of the SCIP ...


Jul 2021

New EU Market Surveillance Regulation: More obligations for economic operators

On 20 , Jul 2021 | In | By Ute Binder

The new EU Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020 came into force on July 16, 2021. It replaces the market surveillance regulations under Regulation (EC) 765/2008. The new regulation is intended to harmonize and strengthen market surveillance in Europe. Amongst some of the main elements in focus are: Customs authorities to monitor and ensure ...

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