Legal recommendation on EPR based WEEE recycling system implementation

The guidance below is based on experience in selected EU member states how to establish an effective EPR WEEE system: what must be regulated and how the financing would work.

The concept paper functions as guidance to establish a proper recovery and recycling of WEEE. It follows the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to finance and manage recovery and treatment of WEEE by the producers and importers of such equipment (obligors) as well as influence product development for easier recyclability and the omission of hazardous components in the products as much as possible. Collection of WEEE should be done mainly by the municipalities, defined drop off station or dealers at no cost for the consumer; the incurred costs should be carried by the obliged industry.

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