CECED, DIGITALEUROPE, EERA, Eurometaux, Lighting Europe and the WEEE Forum, which represent the majority of manufacturers, pre-processors, recyclers, metal refiners and producer responsibility organisations in the WEEE recycling chain, have submitted a set of amendments to the draft Commission Delegated Regulation laying down detailed rules supplementing those in Article 10(2) of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on WEEE, in particular the criteria for the assessment of equivalent conditions for the treatment of WEEE exported outside the Union.
Our amendments seek to:
- Make reference to the Basel Convention on the control of trans boundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal.
- Reference Mandate M/518 to develop a series of standards and technical specifications in accordance to the essential requirements set out in Article 8, Article 11, Annex V, Annex VII and Annex VIII of the Directive 2012/19/EU.
- Delete clause 1 (b) i.
- Clarify what type of evidence shall be provided by the exporter in order to prove equivalent treatment conditions of WEEE outside the Union.
- Require a regular review of the list of Standards.
- Amend Annex I laying down an indicative list of European standards and other existing standards for the treatment of WEEE available to exporters of WEEE.
CECED, DIGITALEUROPE, EERA, Eurometaux, Lighting Europe and the WEEE Forum call on all twenty-eight member states to make compliance with the EN Standards compulsory, as is already the case in Ireland, the Netherlands and France.