Take-e-back is the newly developed concept by take-e-way, which organises the Germany-wide take-back system for waste electrical and electronic devices. Consumers will find the nearest collection points in a user-friendly online portal, where they are able to return used electrical devices free of charge. Furthermore, distributors can report their collection quantities.
In addition to the collection points, the online platform provides the option to order containers and to organise the pick-up which will then be automatically assigned to the allocated partner disposal companies. The complete quantity flow will be collected via the portal, the plausibility will be validated, the quantity flow will be structured and the foundation EAR will be notified accordingly.
OTTO, one of the largest German distributors of electrical and electronic equipment and devices will participate in the take-e-back system with several companies as one of the first participants in the trade and will be introducing their own collection points.
By participating in the take-e-back system the retailers and online dealers can fulfil their obligation to take-back already before the expiry of the granted transitional period.
Take-e-way will massively expand its system. Almost every day new collection points are being added. In addition to the collection points included by take-e-way for all device categories, the participating traders will include their own collection points into the system, if required. Then, these collection points will also be available to other distributors, which will participate in the take-back system.