WEEE Directive Guidelines

Published: 18 June 2003

Policies & Issues: Environment

Following the recent adoption on 13 February 2003 of the Directives on waste, electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) 2002/96/EC and on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) 2002/95/EC, Orgalime has set up a 'WEEE' task force which is undertaking a number of different actions in collaboration with its national member associations and European Sector Associations whose products are included in these directives.

As a first step the task force worked on writing a practical guide to understanding the directives which Orgalime has published and which can be purchased from Orgalime members.

The Orgalime guide which was published in April 2003 includes :

- the background to the directive

- an outline of the main features of the directive

- an examination in some details of the directive and its requirements

- several annexes (including the text of the directive)

While this guide is essentially descriptive, the Orgalime WEEE Task Force is also working on a number of guidelines which seek to provide our industry’s interpretation of the directive. We believe that such interpretations provide useful input to the EU member states at the time that they are transposing the directives into national law and thereafter when they apply them. These guidelines are being developed on a continuous base and can be downloaded hereafter.
 

References: 2002/96/EC

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Environment: Joint industry position paper on the concept of Essential Use [3 November 2021]

Environment: Orgalim comments on the draft French Decree on the minimum proportion of reused packaging [28 October 2021]

Environment: Financing key enablers of the green transition: Orgalim position on the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities [6 October 2021]

Environment: Orgalim response to the consultation by the Platform on Sustainable Finance on EU taxonomy [5 October 2021]

Environment: Joint statement on the need for a transition period for the implementation of the Batteries Regulation [28 July 2021]

Environment: Orgalim input to the European Commission consultation on the Revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive [20 July 2021]

Environment: Orgalim position on the Sustainable Products Initiative [8 June 2021]

Environment: Orgalim position on draft reporting rules for companies under the EU Taxonomy Regulation [2 June 2021]