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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

old TVStudies on WEEE

"Study on photovoltaic panels"

The study, supplementing the impact assessment for a recast of the WEEE Directive, can be found here.

"Study for the simplification for RoHS/WEEE"

The final report and annexes are available here.

"The producer responsibility principle of Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: ÖKOPOL – Institut für Ökologie und Politik GmbH
  • Date: 19 August 2007
  • Extract: The objective of the study is to give a thorough evaluation of the operation of the Directive's provisions relating to producer responsibility obligations of WEEE and consider options to improve the operation of those obligations in the EU. The study will give a full picture on how Members states have transposed and implemented the producer responsibility obligations and the producer definition of the Directive. It will examine the interaction between the systems set up by Member States and the impact on achievement of the Directive's objectives and on business. It will provide a thorough evaluation of the functioning of the register of producers that Member states shall draw up and options for its further improvement, development and simplification. It will assess options to improve the achievement of the objectives of the Community environmental policy (in particular the Directive itself) on WEEE, particularly the development and simplification of the Directive in line with the Communication on better regulation.
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"2008 Review of Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: The Institute of Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University
  • Date: 5 August 2007
  • Extract: The objective of the study is to complete the information needed to inform an analysis of options for review of the Directive and to provide that analysis, in particular by giving a thorough evaluation of the impacts, efficacy and efficiency of the Directive from an environmental and economic, and as far as possible, a social perspective, by analysing the management (collection, treatment) of different categories of WEEE. The information and analysis will be used as the main content of a future impact appraisal of options for review of the Directive.
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"The implementation of the WEEE Directive in the EU25"

  • Commissioned by: Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
  • Author: AEA Technology in association with the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Date: April 2006
  • Extract: The report identifies and describes regulatory and management approaches considering WEEE at worldwide level. It outlines key trends and describes the main benefits and problems in the implementation. The report identifies opportunities for harmonization and improvement in the way the Directive is being implemented across Member States.
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