In Europe, the WEEE that is collected is treated to higher standards than in the rest of the world. That’s largely thanks to twenty years of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation across Europe. However, legislation must be redesigned to make it fit for purpose for new market and geopolitical realities.

Our commitment | Secondary materials, especially materials such as rare earths, gallium and indium, that are needed in renewable energy technologies or high-tech applications, make a marginal contribution to meeting materials demand. The WEEE Forum will consider:

(a) support for both legislative and non-legislative initiatives that seek to foster the collection of WEEE that contain CRMs and the recovery of CRMs from WEEE,

(b) involvement in the roll-out of targeted raw materials projects through participation in Strategic Projects of European Interest that benefit from streamlined procedures and better access to finance, and

(c) involvement in EU grant-funded raw materials projects.

Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO) in the WEEE Forum commit themselves to collecting 100% of WEEE available for collection, and to investing in fair and cost-effective information campaigns, research as well as Circular Economy and #allactors initiatives.

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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing 51 producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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