In Germany, the disposal and recycling of (small) electrical devices is regulated by law.
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)
The aim of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) is to protect the environment and health. In addition, it should help to conserve natural resources. The basic prerequisite for this is to avoid waste and to recycle it as efficiently as possible. Among other things, the ElektroG obliges manufacturers to take responsibility for the entire life cycle of their products – this also includes disposal and recycling.
The CyLock modules are registered as “small electrical appliances” according to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) under the WEEE Reg. No. DE67270502 and thus participate in the processes for disposal and recycling within Germany.
In addition to the WEE Reg. No., another indicator is the recycling symbol of a “crossed-out trash can” on the packaging.
Disposal of a module
If your module is already defect or has reached the end of its life cycle, you can dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way as follows:
- If the CyClok module is equipped with a battery – remove the battery from the module beforehand and dispose of it via the appropriate collection boxes for batteries (often found in specialist shops/supermarkets etc.).
- You return your module to the dealer where you bought it – he will take care of everything else.
- Alternatively, you can hand in the module at one of the many recycling centres for small electrical devices.
Where can I find more information on recycling electrical and electronic devices?
The following link provides further information on the disposal/recycling of electrical and electronic devices in Germany: