Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption 2015 –GCPSC in Barcelona
BSH and EERA have submitted a poster for Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption 2015 – GCPSC in Barcelona 2015, on the first of November
The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) is based on the Extended Producers’ Responsibility – EPR principle and has been intended to spur manufacturers to make sustainable products. However, there has been limited incentive effect since on average 2/3 of the WEEE discarded by households and businesses is not controlled by producers and the other 1/3, which is controlled by collective compliance schemes on behalf of the manufacturers, is not matched to specific producers.
The Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) sets requirements for energy-related products. The heart of this regulation is the conformity assessment before placing a product on the European market..
In order to achieve resources efficiency and circular economy a link must be made between WEEE requirements and the end-of life related Ecodesign parameters for individual products.
The ‘WEEE-check’ could be a tool that helps EEE producers to check WEEE and Ecodesign parameters.