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WEEE Recast will require trialogue compromise

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted by 52 votes to 1, with 5 abstentions on its second reading recommendation on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive that aims to make existing rules even tougher. However, the crystal ball suggests that the second reading is unlikely to receive widespread approval and, as with the RoHS Recast, a series of ...

What progress on the WEEE recast?

Allowing for an 18 month transposition period the recast of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive could become UK law by the end of 2012 although there is a possibility that it may drift into 2013.   A draft report was published in February. Orgalime, the European Federation of major trade associations has responded and the reply includes input ...

New EU WEEE proposals

A study published by the European Commission recommends the creation of a dedicated European body to oversee the implementation and enforcement of European Union waste law. This forms part of a series of steps being taken by the EC to improve waste management and ensure it meets the requirements set by EU legislation to protect human health and the environment. ...

WEEE does impact the EDE

The WEEE directive requires 10 categories of electrical equipment to be collected, treated, recycled and disposed of when it reaches end of life. The directive sets targets for the percentages of materials that must be recovered and includes a list (in Annex II) of parts that have to be removed and then recycled separately. The Directive also includes a requirement ...

Impact on Design – WEEE Directive / Recycling

The EU WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Directive requires 10 categories of electrical and electronic equipment to be collected, treated, recycled and disposed of when it reaches end-of-life. The directive sets targets for the percentages of materials that must be recovered and includes a list of parts that have to be removed and then recycled separately. The Directive also ...

WEEE Regulations Encourage More Recycling

After multiple false starts, as of July 1st, the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations will ensure that major producers, rebranders and importers of household electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are signed up to pay for the responsible disposal and recycling of their goods.

WEEE Directive – The Final Countdown!

The UK’s WEEE Directive is now, finally, up and running, with obligated “Producers” required to sign up to a compliance scheme by March 15th 2007. The legislation requires the Producers – defined as the manufacturers, re-branders and / or importers of electrical equipment – to pay for the recovery and recycling of electrical items at their end-of-life and to ensure ...