Recycling as a corporate principle
UTAX is one of the founders of ear (elektro-altgeräte register, meaning "Register of Old Electric Devices"), which is responsible for coordinating the disposal of electronic waste by manufacturers free of charge. It therefore follows that UTAX systems are returned to us in a professional manner. UTAX GmbH is registered with ear.
Worth knowing: Based on the EU Directive 2012/19/EC (take-back obligation on producers), the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) regulates “the sale, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment” in Germany. This means that consumers can return their old electrical and electronic equipment free of charge to public collection points.
The manufacturers are in turn obliged to take back the appliances collected there and dispose of them in an environmentally sound manner. Furthermore, electrical and electronic equipment sold to private households must be marked with a crossed-out wheelie bin.
Better safe than sorry: tested safety - the GS Mark
All our products bear the GS mark (Geprüfte Sicherheit, meaning “tested safety”). This voluntary commitment offers our customers increased safety.
For further information on disposal and take-back, please refer to this document.