Reporting of WEEE treatment results
When the WEEE Forum was created, in 2002, a group of professionals determined results regarding 'de-pollution' and 'recycling and recovery quotas' by examining the treatment results of 2002. This was not, however, on the basis of a common data structure and calculation model, and therefore not appropriate for benchmarking. It soon became clear that reporting treatment results had to be harmonised in order to make them comparable.
The WEEE Forum Reporting Tool (WF-RepTool) is a database application that determines and documents treatment and depollution results and monitors downstream fractions for WEEE in a transparent, traceable and comparable manner, in accordance with the requirements of both the WEEELABEX and CENELEC EN 50625 standards. The key feature of this calculation model is that only final fractions, which are the result of different steps of separation and which are input into the final process, can be used for classification regarding:
- Material recycling;
- Energy recovery;
- Thermal disposal;
- Landfill disposal; and
- Preparation for re-use.
Current users of WF-RepTool are WEEE producer responsibility organisations and WEEE treatment operators in Europe.
The application allows users to construct their own flowcharts covering the whole chain of their WEEE treatment processes in one click. A demo version of the tool is available to test.
A Working Group seeks to improve the tool annually, based on new developments and expectations for upgrades.
More information on the tool, types of licenses and pricing is available on WF-RepTool's website.