Report on international legislation and practical experiences in the treatment of hazardous substances in WEEE including mercury containing thermometers

Electrical and electronic products contain precious substances, but also many hazardous components to ensure functionality.
It must be secured that these substances be phased out  as soon as technical replacement with harmless materials is possible.
Recovery and recycling of Waste from EEE (WEEE) has to be encouraged to recover precious resources.
At the same time ist must be guaranteed that the treatment of WEEE presents no danger to human health and the environment from the hazardous materials contained.

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