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Revised WEEE Directive Covering Electrical and Electronic Devices
Release time:2018-10-25  Click amount:  

1. WEEE Directive introduction
(1) Definition
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is a European Union (EU) Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment. It came into effect on August 13, 2012 and became a national law of the EU member states by February 14, 2014.
(2) Objective
The objective of the Directive is to prevent and control the pollution of WEEE. It aims to promote re-use, recycling, and other forms of recovery of WEEE, and thus reduce the quantity of such waste to be disposed of and improve the environmental performance of the WEEE in the whole lifecycle, from manufacturing to scrapping.
(3) Covered products
The Directive had gone through a transition period from August 13, 2012 to August 14, 2018. From August 15, 2018, the Directive covers almost all WEEE that does not exceed 1000 V AC or 1500 V DC.


Phase

2012.8.13–2015.8.14

2015.8.15–2018.8.14

Phase

From 2018.8.15 on

Product category

Recovery rate

Recycling rate

Recovery rate

Reuse and recycling rate

Product category

Recovery rate

Reuse and recycling rate

Category 1

80%

75%

85%

80%

Category 1

85%

80%

Category 2

70%

50%

75%

55%

Category 2

80%

70%

Category 3

75%

65%

80%

70%

Category 3

-

80%

Category 4

75%

85%

80%

70%

Category 4

85%

80%

Category 5

70%

50%

75%

55%

Category 5

75%

55%

(4) Collection rate
From 2016 on, the average weight of WEEE collected by each state every year must account for 45% of the WEEE they put on their national market, and from 2019 on, the annual collection rate must reach 65%. (Manufacturers including the importers and dealers are responsible for recovery and handling of WEEE entering the EU market.)
(5) Recovery targets
The targets of the recovery, reuse, and recycling rates (3R) are set by product category and implemented in three phases.
2. Covered countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark,  Estonia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, England
3. Influence
The Directive specifies the following responsibilities and obligations of importers and dealers:
A.Register in the specified environmental protection organizations in countries to which products are to be exported.
B.Prepare data about the quantity and types of the products to be exported.
C.Ensure that correct recycling labels are pasted on their products.
D.Pay fees based on the market share of their products in countries to which the products are to be exported.
E.Ensure that they can provide information about the reuse and other disposition methods of the products in the recycling phase. 

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