How can we reach the new WEEE collection targets?
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Diamant Conference and Business Centre
Baekeland meeting room (-1)
Auguste Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
Early in 2012, Ecodom commissioned a team at Politécnico di Milano, a university, and Ipsos,
a market research company, to undertake, under the auspices of the United Nations University, a study into the quantities of household WEEE generated in Italy annually. The study comes in the wake of “Future Flows”, a similar project carried out by the Dutch Wecycle consortium, which revealed that it will not be possible to achieve the new WEEE collection targets set by Directive 2012/19/EU unless the individual Member States accept responsibility for identifying and tracing all the WEEE which currently disappears in, often illegal, waste flows, causing a serious environmental threat as well as significant financial losses.
With effect from 2019, every Member State will be required to collect and properly dispose of 85 per cent of the WEEE generated within its borders every year. Parties implicated in the “WEEE System” across Europe will likely fail to meet the target by that date (which is “the day after tomorrow”, metaphorically speaking), unless it is reinforced by a sound legal framework, effective enforcement actions and greater synergies.
ACR+ EPR Club, in collaboration with one of its most active members, the WEEE Forum, organised a seminar, giving a unique opportunity for innovative recyclers, national and EU authorities, producers, ,producer compliance schemes, municipalities and specialist retailers to discuss what elements need to be in place to make sure that the new WEEE collection targets can be reached.
12.30 – 13.00 Registration
13.00 – 13.30 >> Opening remarks
José Ramón Carbajosa, President, WEEE Forum
Françoise Bonnet, Secretary General, ACR+
13.30 – 14.15 >> The perspective of specialist retailers, municipalities and compliance schemes on
WEEE generation: “WEEE flows” in Italy
Giorgio Arienti, Managing Director, Ecodom
Filippo Bernocchi, Delegate to Energy and Waste, ANCI
Davide Rossi, Managing Director, AIRES
14.15 – 14.30 >> Inter-active panel discussion and Q&A
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15.00 – 15.30 >> The recyclers’ point of view on WEEE registers
Phär Oscár, Managing Director, Business Area Director, Stena Technoworld
15.30 – 16.00 >> The role of clearing houses in enforcement policies
Guillaume Duparay, Collection Development & Enforcement, OCAD3E
16.00 – 16.30 >> Inter-active panel discussion and Q&A
Moderated by Jean-Pierre Hannequart, President, ACR+/Brussels Environment
16.30 – 16.45 >> Closing remarks
Phil Morton, Member of the Board, WEEE Forum
16.45 – 18.00 Cocktail & meet the press
Pictures of the event can be found at the ACR+EPR Club web page: http://www.acrplus.org/EPRClub-seminar-WEEE-photos
You can also download the programme here: