Case study on electrical appliances for the implementation of the mandatory care obligation and analysis of the 2020 and 2021 data on waste electrical appliances

The aim of work package 1 is to evaluate and collate the data on WEEE monitoring collected by stiftung ear in accordance with the ElektroG and by Destatis in accordance with the UStatG and transmitted to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) for the reporting years 2020 and 2021 at the annual level in each case, and to prepare this data for the Federal Government's annual reporting to the EU COM.

Method development for the data collection of quantities of as-new and serviceable products that are sent for waste treatment (using the example of electrical appliances) as well as analysis and data collection in accordance with the ElektroG and UStatG over the reporting years 2020 and 2021 in preparation for the EU reporting obligations 2022 and 2023 for WEEE.

The aim of this second part of the research project is to develop a corresponding method for the uniform collection of data, in which the requirements for the preparation and content of a transparency report by producers and distributors are defined. In order to be able to collect data, it is first necessary to know the routes from the manufacturer to the retailer, from the retailer to the customer and back, as well as the final destination. The data available to date from the returns management research group at the University of Bamberg comes from voluntary information provided by a survey panel and was collected in particular through surveys.


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Status of project

Project is ongoing

Project manager

Günter Dehoust
Resources & Transport

Funded by

German Environment Agency (UBA)

Project partners

Mehlhart Consulting
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
University of Bamberg, Chair of Operations Management and Logistics
ARGUS Statistik und Informationssysteme in Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH, Berlin