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Implementation of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Directive in the EU

  • Authors: Matthew Savage, Steve Ogilvie, Joszef Slezak, Eniko Artim, Josefina Lindblom (ed.), Luis Delgado (ed.)
  • EUR Number: 22231 EN
  • Publication date: 4/2006

Abstract

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) includes substances that may cause serious damage to the environment and have adverse effects on human health so it is essential to manage the waste (WEEE) resulting from EEE in a proper way. The Directive 2002/96/EC on WEEE seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of WEEE. The Commissions foresees that out a review of the WEEE Directive will be carried out in 2008. 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 of the WEE Directive. The report identifies opportunities for harmonisation and improvement in the way the Directive is being implemented across Member States.

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