Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
Summary of the initiative
Objective(s):The aim of the Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilise natural resources prudently and rationally. Encourage the design and production of electrical and electronic equipment which take into account and facilitate dismantling and recovery, in particular the re-use and recycling of WEEE, their components and materials. Directive provides for the possibility for the Member States to transpose specific provisions "by means of agreements between the competent authorities and the economic operators concerned", "provided that the objectives set out in the Directive are achieved". Such agreements shall be enforceable. They must specify objectives with the corresponding deadlines. They must be published in the national official journal or an official document equally accessible to the public and transmitted to the Commission.