Environmental Services

Producer responsibility as a delivery condition.

The waste management market is changing. The demands on manufacturers concerning recycling and labelling requirements are getting more complex and extensive. The services offered by our Environmental Services Department cover both the licensing of sales and transport packaging, the development of take-back solutions for batteries and electrical appliances, as well as the implementation of solutions in the field of waste disposal sites. We provide companies with a clear overview of our advice about their obligations and the resulting costs. To keep the administrative burden to a minimum, we help companies with special service packages.

 

Environmental services of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce:

  • Analysis of the producer responsibility
  • Packaging recycling in Germany, Sweden and Europe
  • Recycling of electrical and electronic equipment / batteries in Germany and Sweden
  • On-site waste management
  • Recycling Market
  • Symbol Guide – help with labelling
  • Food labelling

 

Producer responsibility

We support you in analyzing your producer responsibility.
We assist you in determining your waste disposal obligations concerning packaging and electrical equipment / batteries in Germany, Sweden and Europe. We advise you on the responsibility you have to take for the implementation of the requirements in EU Member States as manufacturer, supplier, as well as distributor. Do you want to know what the costs for implementing the requirements of your company are (for example registration, warranty status, disposal costs)? We help you to create a cost estimate.
References - Ask for companies cooperating with our Chamber of Commerce.

Please use our online questionnaire for a non-binding offer.

 

Packaging recycling

We provide support for packaging recycling in Germany, Sweden and Europe.
Our Environmental Services Department provides your company with information on relevant regulations for packaging recycling in Germany, Sweden and Europe. We offer complete service packages that help manufacturers and distributors with the labelling of symbols, e.g. "The Green Dot”, redemption, proper reuse and recycling of their packaging:

  • Analysis of the obligations and costs
  • Classification of packaging
  • Recycling contract and declaration
  • Packaging management through our database
  • Confirmation and certificates of proof
  • Advise on the request of the CEN standards 13427-13242

Solutions for e-commerce – We offer a particularly simple solution for the licensing of the packaging for your mail order and e-business.

 

Recycling of electrical and electronic equipment / batteries

We support your product recycling in Germany and Sweden.
Directive 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) and Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators are a major challenge for the electrical industry, trade business and recycling industry.

Our Environmental Services Department provides your company with information on relevant regulations for recycling in Germany, Sweden and Europe. We inform manufacturers and distributors about the labelling of symbols, such as "crossed-out wheeled bin", and offer this practical help for “take-back” programs / collection, proper reuse and recycling of their products:

  • Analysis of the obligations and costs
  • Division of electrical and electronic equipment into categories
  • National Register registration
  • Recycling contract and declaration
  • Confirmation and certificates of proof

Solutions for e-commerce – We offer a particularly simple solution for the licensing of your products and batteries for your mail order and e-business.

 

On-site waste management

We will advise you on matters concerning local waste management, e.g. construction debris and hazardous residual waste.
Waste legislation requirements for companies are getting stricter. They need assistance in proper disposal of used products, residual waste and packaging for their projects in Germany and Sweden, e.g. installation services and local production. We analyze your disposal obligations and categorize your waste disposal. Through an individual approach to the disposal site you will receive an evaluation of logistics and a calculation of disposal costs.

 

Recycling Market

Are you looking for new recycling possibilities for your waste? Do you re-use recyclable materials for your own production?
With our mediation system for recyclable waste and production residues, we assist you in your search for materials in Germany and Sweden. You can also sell your waste and bring your materials back into the production circle.

The Chamber of Commerce Recycling Exchange and the former Waste Exchange of the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg were role models for the recycling market. This is a service that has existed since 1973.

 

Symbol Guide & Labelling

We help with your labelling strategies.
Product labels provide the seller and consumer with information on characteristics of the product or packaging. These symbols, icons, logos and short texts are often standardized by a variety of national and international guidelines.
We give an overview of the various symbols on packaging and products in Germany and Sweden (e.g. environment-, health-, recycling-, quality-, warning- and safety labels). We assist you in choosing the right symbol for your product and we are also happy to help you with the application process.

 

Food Labelling

We advise you on food labelling.
Consumers need to recognize what they eat. Clear legal regulations such as the basic identification and allergen labelling ensure they can do so. Voluntary labelling, however, can offer guidance.

Manufacturers are required to list a certain number of claims on the label, for example, the listing of ingredients and the expiration date. We advise you on the labelling rules for food in Germany and Sweden.

 

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information!

You can either send an email to Norman Karsch, German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, or call +46-40-30 49 41.