The WEEE Forum is a globally unique platform for facilitating knowledge and best practice exchange between organisations across the WEEE value chain. Our focus is to help not-for-profit producer responsibility organisations in their pursuit to continuously improve their e-waste management strategies and techniques. A beacon of excellence, our ambition is to spread globally what we’ve already achieved in Europe. We are committed to advancing the cause of a circular economy and to help Europe remain a pioneer and a source of inspiration for the rest of the world.
Through its contribution to the WEEE knowledge base and the active promotion of best practice in the sector across the globe, the WEEE Forum creates added value through collaboration and knowledge exchange in task forces and working groups, shares ideas with policymakers to make WEEE legislation more effective and supports the transformation of the current linear economy into the circular economy.
A beacon of excellence, our ambition is to spread globally what we’ve already achieved in Europe.
The WEEE Forum has developed high-quality, pan-European standards for the collection, handling, storage, transport, preparation for re-use, processing and disposal of WEEE and harmonised conformity verification guidelines (WEEELABEX). This private standard has been turned into EN 50625 standard, hosted at CENELEC.
Another example is WF-RepTool, a web-based software platform that allows the member organisations' treatment partners to report their recycling and recovery quotas. The tool is now available for recyclers directly. The Key Figures tool allows systems to benchmark their operations.
To date, the WEEE Forum has obtained European Union funding for its involvement in eight projects that are geared towards:
- developing high quality treatment standards and conformity verification schemes;
- offering policy recommendations to counter illegal operations and practices;
- designing an urban mine platform and improving Europe’s resource efficiency;
- improving the efficiency of recycling of visual displays and activating circular services in the sector; and
- optimising data collection for primary and secondary raw materials.