On 27 April 2012, the General Assembly adopted an amended set of articles of association.
Among the novelties of the new articles of association is the opening up of the WEEE Forum to organisations for which WEEE is not a primary business and/or which are headquartered or have their operations outside Europe: “Any legal person that is involved in the management of collection and/or logistics and/or treatment of WEEE and does not pay out dividends (or equivalent) to shareholders, in which producers (or their representative producer associations), which are operational in sectors other than those regulated by Directive 2002/96/EC (recast) and its corresponding acts of transposition, have a controlling share, or which has a registered office, or is operating, outside Europe and has expressed an interest in cooperation with the WEEE Forum or with its members, is eligible for the status of associated member".