What We Contribute to Environmental Protection
Allegro Packets is committed to sustainable environmental protection. For this reason, we consider environmental protection in two ways:
- We are aware of our responsibility for the environmental compatibility of the products we manufacture.
- We pay attention to the best possible resource efficiency and the lowest possible emissions in our operations.
The abbreviation RoHS stands for ‘Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.’ The aim is to ban potentially problematic components from products used as a consequence of the massive growth of disposable electronics. This includes, among other things, enforcing lead-free soldering of electronic components, banning toxic flame retardants in the manufacture of cables and stepping up the introduction of appropriate substitute products.
In addition, the parts and components must themselves be free of corresponding substances. This has a direct impact on participating companies such as importers, individual companies (also small hardware suppliers), shops, retail chains and consequently the consumer.
The EU Directive 2011/65/EU serves to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It regulates the use and placing on the market hazardous substances in electrical appliances and electronic components. Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) replaced the previous Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) on 3rd January 2013.
Further information on the subject of RoHS:
- Directive 2002/95/EG (RoHS 1): https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32002L0095&from=DE
- Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2): https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32011L0065&from=DE
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)
The ElektroG came into force in Germany on the 13th of August 2005 and was amended on the 24th of October 2015. It regulates the placing on the market, returns and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment. It thus implements the European WEEE Directive 2002/19/EU and the amended WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU.
The aim of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act is to minimise or avoid waste from electrical and electronic equipment to protect the environment and to reduce environmental hazards through reuse and recycling. This law is intended to extend manufacturers responsibility for their electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market across the entire life cycle of their products.
It therefore obliges manufacturers, distributors or importers of electrical and electronic equipment to contribute to the disposal costs of their equipment (product responsibility or responsibility for returns and disposal). Companies must take back and recycle their electrical equipment sold in the market in accordance with certain ecological standards.
Registration number: WEEE number
According to the ElektroG, every registered company is obliged to state the WEEE number when making an offer and on invoices, so that other organizations and consumers can see that the companies are fulfilling their obligations under the ElektroG.
The WEEE number of Allegro Packets GmbH is DE11814238.
Green Electricity from Renewable Energy
Allegro Packets uses ‘green’ electricity from Greenpeace Energy to improve the company's Carbon (CO2) balance. With Greenpeace Energy, we are committed to 100% green electricity with a sustainable impact:
- Generated from 100 % renewable sources.
- Electricity mix with steadily increasing wind power share with no electricity from biomass.
Ecology all the way
Due to the convenient location of the Allegro Packets office, all members of staff can currently reach the office either on foot, by public transport or bicycle. This significantly minimizes the company's CO2 footprint.
In addition, the coffee consumed in the company comes from Fair Trade suppliers. Since the coffee beans usually travel the route from south to north on container ships, there are still energy and carbon footprint limitations due to the poor ecological balance of conventional container shipping. Consequently, we located a company that regularly ships freight across the Atlantic with the help of the Avontuur freighter. This means that our coffee is brought to Germany climate-neutrally by wind power.