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Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Events on WEEE

  • Workshop for Member States and for experts involved in the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and other key stakeholders on Implementation of Article 15 of the Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive)
    Directorate General Environment and Directorate General Growth jointly organised a workshop on the implementation of Article 15 of the Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), which took place on 8 September 2015 at DG Environment premises in Brussels.
    The purpose of the workshop was to improve exchange of information between manufacturers and recyclers on electronic products, in line with the Circular Economy Action Plan adopted on 2 December 2015. The workshop aimed at a good exchange of views on ways to implement at national level the requirement to producers to provide information for preparation for re-use and treatment facilities when new electrical and electronic equipment is placed on the EU market. An industry-led, collaborative initiative on the effective implementation of Article 15 had been suggested.
    The invitation to the workshop, the agenda and the workshop report are available here:

 

  • Green Week Conference 2014: Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs
    The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, took place from 3 to 5 June 2014 in Brussels. One of the sessions was on Mining the E-waste stream. This session discussed the opportunities and challenges related to the practical implementation of the new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU and how it can contribute to the circular economy. The focus was on ways to achieve better product design, how to increase collection and recycling rates, and how to roll out technologies and innovations.
    Information about speakers and presentations is available here:

 

Studies on WEEE

  • "Study on WEEE recovery targets, preparation for re-use targets and on the method for calculation of the recovery targets" (2015)
    The final report is available here.
  • "Study on the review of the scope of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE" (2013)
    The final report is available here.
  • "Study on equivalent conditions for WEEE recycling operations taking place outside the European Union" (2013)
    The final report is available here.
  • "Study on photovoltaic panels" (2011)
    The study, supplementing the impact assessment for a recast of the WEEE Directive, can be found here.
  • "Study for the simplification for RoHS/WEEE" (2008)
    The final report and annexes are available here.
  • Study on "The producer responsibility principle of Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)" (2007)
    The final report is available here (final report) (pdf~2,8Mb).
  • Study on "2008 Review of Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)" (2007)
    The final report is available here (final report) (pdf ~4,3MB) as well as its annexes (pdf ~2,7MB).