26th October 2016
A mandatory legal requirement to meet the EN 50625 series of standards on WEEE (e-waste) or at least a national agreement among compliance schemes to implement the WEEELABEX programme are the most effective strategies to improve the WEEE treatment quality in Europe and level the playing field. A new report commissioned by the WEEE Forum and the WEEELABEX Organisation seeks to evaluate the impact of the standards on the WEEE sector.
In 2008, the European Union approved the WEEE Forum’s “WEEELABEX” project proposal. WEEELABEX was a multi-stakeholder project that, on the one hand, laid down a set of European normative requirements with respect to collection, logistics and treatment of WEEE (e-waste) and, on the other hand, sought to set up an organisation that would train auditors and manage the Conformity Verification process, allowing recyclers to be audited by experienced, trained professionals in accordance with the WEEELABEX requirements. On 17 April 2013 in Prague, twenty-five WEEE producer compliance schemes set up the WEEELABEX Organisation. Read more