Expert in producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment
Producer responsibility is a legal obligation, for producers of electrical and electronic equipment, to oblige producers to arrange for the treatment and management of end-of-life equipment, at their own expense. The easiest way, for a manufacturer, importer or seller of electrical and electronic equipment, to fulfill his producer responsibility, is to join a producer organization. We, at Elker, take care of the collection and handling of the equipment, and the practical implementation of other producer responsibility obligations.
Join the producer organization
As the registered producer of electrical and electronic equipment, you report the number of devices put on the market, in continental Finland and Åland, on a quarterly basis, in Elker’s reporting system.
Return discarded devices to an official collection point. It´s free of charge for consumers. We take care of the proper and environmentally friendly treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Elker as an authorized representative for distance sellers
A company selling electrical and electronic equipment to another country must take care of the producer responsibilities in the country where the sales are made. A company selling directly to an end user to another EU country must appoint an authorized representative in the country of destination of the sale, who must be responsible for producer responsibility in accordance with the laws and regulations of that country. Elker can act as an authorized representative for a foreign company that sells electrical and electronic equipment directly to the end user to Finland. As Elker’s international corporate customer, you can take care of producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment and batteries in 26 other European countries in addition to Finland.
This year, the day will focus on the so-called invisible SE junk that is lying abandoned in all our desk drawers and cartoons. The message is simple: you can recycle anything with a plug, battery or cable.
In a recent decision, the Supervicing Authority has concluded that the operation of the Elker´s Producer Organisations is in compliance with the revised Waste Act 2021.
Annual reporting concerns all domestic member companies. In this article we have compiled information about the matter.