WEEE2 comes into force

The new European WEEE2 Directive 2012/19/EU enters into force. Transitional periods apply for most of the updated and new regulations:

  • Until 14 February 2014: Deadline for the national transposition of WEEE2
  • From the entry into force of the national legislation (maybe plus a short transitional period): PV modules and B2C luminaires under the scope of WEEE2
  • Until 31 December 2015: Coollection rates of 4 kg per capita or of the average value achieved in the preceding 3 years

  • From 1 January 2016: Collection rate of min. 45% of new EEE put on the national market in the preceding 3 years
  • From 1 January 2019: Further increasing of the collection rate to 65% of the volume of new EEE in the preceding 3 years
  • From 15 August 2018:
    • Open scope
    • Extended take-back obligation for the retail market

The WEEE2 Directive 2012/19/EU (pdf, English, 1 mb)