Disposal, return of old equipment
Environmentally conscious behaviour and action
Of course, ESERA GmbH also supports the environmental idea and gears our processes from development to shipping to environmental awareness.
Environmentally sound product development
In addition, in product development we avoid components that cause or can cause problems during extraction, production and disposal. As an example we avoid batteries and replace them with SuperCaps (supercapacitors, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superkondensator).
Avoidance of rare earths
We also avoid the use of components based on rare earths, such as tantalum capacitors (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantal-Elektrolytkondensator).
We are registered with the electronic registration number WEEE-Reg. No. DE30249510 with the trademark eservice-online and esera with the EAR foundation.
Note on the disposal of old equipment
According to the law on the marketing, return and environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (ElektroG), we are required to inform private households about the handling of electrical and electronic equipment:
1. separate collection of waste equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is called old equipment. Electronic equipment must not be disposed of in the household / residual waste.
2. batteries and accumulators
Owners of waste equipment must normally separate waste batteries and waste accumulators that are not enclosed by the waste equipment from it before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the waste equipment is handed in to public waste management authorities and separated from other waste equipment for the purpose of preparation for reuse.
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries to ensure that they are disposed of properly.
You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or in local shops. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, whereby our obligation to take back is
limited to old batteries of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries.
Old batteries of the aforementioned type can therefore
be returned to us with sufficient postage.
Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste.
For batteries containing more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury, more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium or more than 0.004 mass percent lead, the chemical designation of the respective pollutant is located under the dustbin symbol
3. possibilities for the return of old devices
Owners of old devices from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG.
4. data protection notice
Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology equipment such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old equipment to be disposed of.
5. meaning of the symbol "crossed-out dustbin
The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin, which is regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment, indicates that at the end of its service life, the respective equipment must be collected separately from unsorted household waste.
Note on return
Old electrical equipment (EAG) that you no longer wish to use must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The old electrical appliance must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste and used batteries and accumulators must be separated from the old electrical appliance if they are not enclosed by the old electrical appliance and if the old electrical appliance cannot be separated in accordance with § 14 Paragraph 5 Sentences 2 and 3 of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) to prepare it for reuse.
Which electrical and electronic equipment is covered by this regulation can be found in particular in the list of equipment in Appendix 1 of the ElektroG.
You can return your old electrical equipment directly to us on site:
For the postal delivery of your old device, please contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the handling.
Alternatively, the disposal can be carried out by public waste management authorities. There are usually numerous municipal collection points, recycling yards, recycling centres, etc. in your vicinity.
Status: June 2020