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Environment

Environmental protection is more important today than ever before, so we too would like to make our contribution to the preservation of healthy livelihoods.
  • Filler
    In our in-house logistics, we do not use plastic or styrofoam chips as filling material. Our chips are made from 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly corn starch. These can simply be disposed of in the organic waste bin or on the compost heap. Please note that items may be sent directly from suppliers or manufacturers, we have no control over their packaging materials.
  • Electrical and electronic equipment
    The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are compiled here.
    1. separate collection of old appliances
    Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is called waste equipment. Owners of waste equipment must dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and take-back systems.
    2. batteries and accumulators
    Owners of waste equipment shall, as a rule, separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste equipment from the latter before handing them in at a collection point.
    3. options for the return of waste equipment
    Owners of old appliances from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors within the meaning of the ElektroG. An online directory of collection and take-back points can be found here.
    4. privacy notice
    Old devices often contain sensitive, personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of.
    5. meaning of the symbol "crossed-out dustbin"Disposal Ordinance
    The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly depicted on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted Siegdlungsabfall at the end of its service life.
    6. further information
    We are a member of the take-back scheme take-e-back.
    For more information, please visit www.take-e-back.de.
  • Disposal of batteries & rechargeable batteries
    Our take-back obligation as a dealer
    . As a dealer, we are legally obliged to take back batteries and rechargeable batteries purchased from us free of charge. Please accept this offer and help to keep our environment clean.
    Your obligation to return as a consumer
    . The Battery Act obliges all citizens to dispose of used and spent batteries and accumulators of all kinds exclusively via the trade or the collection points set up specifically for this purpose, e.g. at recycling centres. Disposal via household waste is strictly prohibited.
    Return points
    . You can drop off batteries and accumulators at public collection points in your community and wherever batteries and accumulators are sold. You also have the option of dropping them off at our headquarters in Nuremberg.
    Disposal is free of charge
    . Disposal is free of charge to you, even at points of sale where you did not purchase the batteries and accumulators.
    Batteries/battery packs containing harmful substances are marked with the adjacent symbol, which indicates that they must not be disposed of with household waste. The following chemical symbols indicate the heavy metals contained:
    . - Cd (=battery contains cadmium),
    - Hg (=battery contains mercury) or
    - Pb (=battery contains lead).
    For more information on this topic, see here.
  • Disposal of damaged or broken gas discharge lamps.
    Fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury. To minimize your exposure to mercury in the event of damage to the glass body, please follow these rules:
    • Pick up fragments carefully with a dampened paper towel, watching for sharp-edged glass shards
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    • Do not use a vacuum cleaner, this could disperse gases into the room
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    • Pack the broken pieces in an airtight plastic bag or canning jar and dispose of them at your local recycling center.
    • Avoid skin contact and then ventilate the room for at least 20 to 30 minutes
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