The 2012 WEEE Directive protects the environment and human health, contributes to sustainable production and consumption, and ensures efficient use of resources through waste prevention and recovery. The initiative Waste from electrical and electronic equipment – evaluating the EU rules assesses the progress made under the Directive. It assesses whether the objectives are met and to what extent the Directive promotes a circular economy and environmentally sound waste management for electrical and electronic equipment.
The VERE e.V. association has taken the opportunity to present an opinion on the EU Commission’s consultation. The statement pays special attention to aspects where the implementation of the WEEE Directive has been particularly difficult, for example the achievement of WEEE collection targets, quantities placed on the market and collection volumes, product group specific sustainability strategy, steps to increase collection volumes, minimum treatment standards, online trading and coverage, collective systems and enforcement, the role of e-marketplaces and the important role of reputable authorised representatives.
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