waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulation Articles

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • E-scrap regulations: calls for stronger enforcement

    Demands for an enhanced producer responsibility system and on-going adaptation of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by EU member states provided the two main areas of discussion at the 2008 International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg, Austria. The congress was marked by a call for greater enforcement of regulations, increased collection rates ...

  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EA Charges Nine with illegal exports of WEEE

    EA charges nine people in biggest criminal investigation into illegal WEEE exports Nine people have been charged by the Environment Agency in the biggest criminal investigation into unlawful waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) exports. Officers from the EA’s National Crime Team began investigations in mid-2008, uncovering a network of people, waste companies and export ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • An innovative model for WEEE recovery network management in accordance with the EU directives

    An increased interest towards environmental respect amongst consumers, managers and researchers is registered, owing both to changing sensitivity and guidelines described in technical regulations. In this scenario, the European Union (EU) directives 2002/96/EC and 2003/108/EC, controlling the management of Wastes of Electric and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) are well-inserted. Companies producing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recycling IT equipment heralds prosperous year for U Can

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is forecasting a profitable 2013 as companies across the country respond to strict new targets surrounding the recovery of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Purposefully established to focus upon WEEE – which is heavily regulated by the Government – U Can specialises particularly in the recycling of redundant IT equipment, and has recently ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence: Practical Application as a screening tool to detect the presence of environmentally-sensitive substances in electronic equipment

    Abstract: As the implementation deadlines approach, the electronics industry is focusing significant efforts on compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The intent of the EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) is to restrict the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • A regulatory approach for e-waste management: a cross-national review of current practice and policy with an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective

    This paper attempts to make an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective through a cross-national review of current practice and policy. It also addresses in a transition economy with some reference to policies and practices in other transition economies. It has been shown that existing Hazardous Waste Rules could overturn the necessity of a separate national legislation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India: An emerging morgue for e-Products

    India is a preferred destination for IT manufacturers all over the world. High percentage of literacy rate, improving lifestyle of the people and their economic standard are the attracting factors for the global IT players. The huge market for IT products is also luring manufacturers day by day. People’s passion for having the latest technologies is also equally attractive. Recycling and ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Computer Companies: Uploading the Environment

    Computer companies between progress and responsibility An Environmental-Rating of eleven international computer manufacturers revealed that the Japanese company Fujitsu, with a Rating of B-, is at the forefront of environmental activities in the computer industry at this time. Immediately following the environmental leader are the companies Compaq (USA), NEC (JP), IBM (USA) and Sun Microsystems ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Beyond RoHS: toward prohibition of a wider band of substances in a larger pool of consumer products

    While Europe’s WEEE and RoHS directives are being picked up by other countries around the world, in Europe itself, moves are afoot to dramatically expand the list of banned substances and to apply such bans to a broader range of products. In the front line is Norway, where the Prohibition on Certain Hazardous Substances in Consumer Products (PoHS) regulation is likely to come into force in ...

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • Effective e-waste recycling revolves around the 4Ls

    Effective E-waste Recycling Revolves around 4Ls1. Legislation (Effective implementation)2. Liability (Effective awareness campaigns to familiarize stakeholders)3. Logistic (Collection & Warehousing)4. Liquidity (Money & Material)An effective e-waste recycling is possible only when we effectively address the above 4 areas of concern. The time has come to seriously work on a ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    By ASTM International

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...

  • Recycling Giants

    A staggering clue to the amount of electronic and electrical waste on the planet now is creatively shown by the amazing Sculpture of WEEEman at the Eden Project. The Eden Project WEEEman was made from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that an average British person threw away in their lifetime – over 3 tonnes per person. ...


    By G.G. Compactors Limited

  • Study on Hazardous Household Waste with a main Emphasis on Hazardous Chemicals

    Introduction The aim of this study is to evaluate national experiences of the management of hazardous products likely to become hazardous household waste (HHW), and to make proposals for strategies for the appropriate management of such products within a lifecycle perspective. The study covers the fifteen Member States and two Accession Countries, namely Hungary and Romania. The data available at ...

  • Ask Enhesa Vol. 5

    Featuring contributions from Paula Diaz, Kengo Okuda, Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat, Wassila Nabourema, Elizabeth Tomassetti and Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford ...

  • XRF plastics and polymers analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Plastics are ubiquitous in modern life with polyethylene and polypropylene being two of the most commonly used. These plastics can be found in anything from plastic carrier bags to children’s toys, to thermoplastics and consumer products. Polyethylene and polypropylene are polymers produced from α-olefins which are polymerized using the high-pressure Ziegler–Natta process. The ...


    By Specac Limited

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