Evaluation of WEEE Directive:

To stop or lessen WEEE's harmful effects on the environment and public health in the EU, legislation on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was first introduced in 2002. Since then, the Commission has assessed the Directive and updated it in 2012.

If the e-waste is not handled appropriately, it may harm both the environment and human health. Furthermore, the recovery of important resources found in e-waste is essential for advancing the circular economy and boosting the strategic autonomy of the EU. Growing consumerism and digitalization will present new difficulties in the upcoming years. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate if the WEEE Directive is still applicable.

The Commission conducted a compliance promotion initiative as part of the Directive's evaluation to evaluate the Directive's implementation, which includes individual collection and treatment practices for WEEE, as well as to be in line with other pertinent developments in EU environmental and waste policy.

The pursuing evaluation intends to:

  • Evaluate the Directive's effectiveness and impact thus far,
  • Analyze its impact on the overall policy aims of the European Green Deal and the action plan for a circular economy.
  • Identify any issues with the application and enforcement of it.

Online public consultation on the review of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has been established by the European Commission and will be open to the public until 22 September 2023.

Reference: European Commission News

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