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Battery Directive

batteryThe battery directive (2006/66/EC) establish rules about batteries and rechargeable batteries as well as old batteries and old rechargeable batteries » was implemented in Germany in the Batteriengesetz (BattG).

Further information :

Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
European Commission – Environment. Batteries
Stiftung Gemeinsames Rücknahmesystem Batterien
Umwelt Bundesamt

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REACH

What is REACH ?

reach« Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals » – REACH – came into force in the European Union on 1st June 2007.

REACH- The new EU chemicals legislation
ECCHA European Chemicals Agency
REACH-Helpdesk of the Federal Authorities

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RoHS

rohsStarting in Europe in July 2006, the purpose of the RoHS directive (2002/95/EC- Restriction on Hazardous Substances) is the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in EEE to the protection of human health and to contribute to the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of WEEE.The RoHS directive defines among other things the allowable content of lead. The product is classified as lead-free, if the lead content does not exceed 0.1 percent by weight of the total mass.

Recast of the RoHS Directive

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PFOS – DecaBDE

reachThis directive states that from June 2008 on, all products must be free of perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS), i.e. the concentration of PFOS must not exceed 0.1% by mass.

Please refer here for further information

Please note that we have no complete Information regarding and PFOS and DecaBDE.

In relation to this Karl Kruse GmbH & CO KG takes no responsibility for any penalties or financial losses. We totally rely on the publications of the manufacturers.

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WEEE

weee150The amount of electrical and electronic waste has steadily increased. In Germany alone, around two million tons are produced annually. On February 13th, 2003, two EU Directives came into force to tackle this problem.

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