Umweltbundesamt GmbH and Dr Brüning Engineering UG have issued their study on Quality Standards for the Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). For many years, the WEEE Forum – usually in coalition with organisations representative of the producers and recyclers community – has expressed the view that it is of critical importance that facilities be legally required to collect, handle and treat WEEE in strict conformity with all normative requirements of EN 50625 and EN 50614, the suite of CENELEC standards covering the collection, transport, preparation for re-use and treatment of WEEE. This approach presents a unique opportunity to create a level playing field across the EU. The WEEE Forum therefore disapproves of the status quo of option 0 as well as of option 2 laying down additional minimum requirements for the collection, logistics, handling, treatment and preparing for re-use of WEEE in EU legislation. We fully endorse the excellent analysis conducted by CENELEC TC 111X WG6 in its Annexes I and II.
The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty 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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