The WEEE Directive.
What it means and who it is for.

On 27 January 2003, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the "EU Directive of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment", known as the WEEE Directive (recast as “WEEE2” on 4 July 2012).
It requires manufacturers and retailers of EEE to take back their waste appliances without charge for recycling and, in accordance with current environmental compliance, make provisions for disposal/recycling. It is an obligation based on the principle of producer responsibility.

The WEEE Directive is a framework. Its interpretation and implementation in practice is the responsibility of the individual EU member states.
All EU countries have already implemented the WEEE Directive in the form of national legal regulations, while WEEE2 has not yet been transposed into national law by every member state.
However, various interpretations of the WEEE Framework within the 28 EU states represent an immense planning and administrative workload for manufacturers and importers of EEE in terms of development, registration, sales data reporting, take-back obligations and recycling of new products or those already on the market.

Your contact at EARN knows their way around this labyrinth as a matter of routine. We are always available for EEE manufacturers and retailers, for all phases of the recycling cycle. We ensure the correct disposal and recycling of your waste products throughout Europe and are forward-thinking advisers who act in your interests. Because the WEEE Directive also creates economic opportunities: fulfilling your duty can bring your company valuable (second-hand) raw products and therefore an advantage in the market. The efficient recycling of your WEEE: a strong common goal!