WEEEFORUM

Seminar: How can we reach the new WEEE collection targets?

How can we reach the new WEEE collection targets?

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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.

 

PROGRAMME


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

 

MORE INFORMATION
Pictures of the event can be found at the ACR+EPR Club web page: http://www.acrplus.org/EPRClub-seminar-WEEE-photos

 

 

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