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EU: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Directive 2012/19/EU

Also known as

Recast of WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC

Main Subjects
  • Electronic waste
  • E-waste
  • WEEE
  • Waste

Official Title

Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Council and of the Parliament of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

Extracted Summary

"This Directive lays down measures to protect the environment and human health by preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and by reducing overall impacts of resource use and improving the efficiency of such use in accordance with Articles 1 and 4 of Directive 2008/98/EC, thereby contributing to sustainable development."

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(since Aug 13, 2012)
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