WEEE regulations

The WEEE Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for all market participants. Each Member state of the European Union has its own regulations and ways to transpose the WEEE Directive  into different national regulations and laws or amendments to existing regulations and laws (WEEE regulations). These individual national regulations contain specificities which make it necessary for producers to have separate solutions in each country they plan to place products on the market. Especially the administrative requirements regarding the fulfillment of producer obligations differ strongly from country to country.

Local WEEE Regulations in EU member states include amongst others:

  • “Elektroaltgeräteverordnung EAG-VO” (Austria)
  • “Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die umweltverträgliche Entsorgung von Elektro- und Elektronikgeräten ElektroG“ (Germany)
  • „STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS. S.I. No. 149 of 2014” (Ireland)
  • “DECRETO LEGISLATIVO 14 marzo 2014, n. 49“(Italy)
  • “Règlement grand-ducal du 30 juillet 2013 relatif aux déchets d’équipements électriques et électroniques (Luxemburg)
  • “Regeling afgedankte elektrische en elektronische apparatuur, 14758/2014“ (Netherlands)
  • „Poz. 1688 USTAWA z dnia 11 września 2015 r. o zużytym sprzęcie elektrycznym i elektronicznym“ (Poland)
  • “Real Decreto 110/2015, de 20 de febrero, sobre residuos de aparatos eléctricos y electrónicos” (Spain)
  • “2013 3113 The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013” (UK).

The term WEEE regulation(s) is also used in countries outside the European Union to describe similar legislation.