WEEE recycling obligation in force in France

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WEEE recycling obligation in force in France




by iota » 15/11/06, 08:34

From this Tuesday, these products will have to be collected, cleaned up and valorized. A small crossed-out trash logo will be affixed to these devices, and a label will show the cost of recycling and disposal.

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by Christophe » 15/11/06, 10:40

I will complete a little information from other sources!

FYI in Belgium, this has existed for er ... a "certain time" and it is managed by RECUPEL.

More info here: http://www.recupel.be/portal/page?_page ... ema=PORTAL

Heard on the news yesterday that France did not have enough factory and that it will have to export its waste to ... Belgium (among others ...)!
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by Christophe » 15/11/06, 10:43

The collection and treatment of WEEE enters into force today

As it had been planned for several months, it is today that officially enters into force the French sector of collection and treatment of the waste of electrical and electronic equipment, the WEEE.

It has been long and laborious, but France finally has its waste collection and treatment system for electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It was time because according to the wish of the European Union formalized by the 002 96 / 27 / CE directive 2003, this organization must allow to collect and to treat at least 4 kg / hab / year of WEEE as from 31 December 2006 .

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by Christophe » 15/11/06, 10:45

A little personal info: having wanted to work in the sector at one point (obviously I looked around), all the companies dealing with WEEE seemed to "survive" thanks to subsidies or social assistance (by employing social workers for example ) ... I hope this measure will be a game changer!
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by Woodcutter » 16/11/06, 17:57

Sylvie Faucheux "We must raise awareness and mobilize the population"

The President of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines reviews the challenges of setting up the WEEE sector

Sylvie Faucheux is President of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. She created her own laboratory: the Center for Economics for Ethics, the Environment and Development, and Fondaterra, a foundation for sustainable development.

What are the benefits of setting up the WEEE sector?
The quantity of waste of this type in France is quantified at 1,7 million tons, it is about 24 kg per year and per inhabitant and half comes from households. We observe a growth of 3,5% per year. The objective is to achieve a recycling of about 10 to 15% of this waste fairly quickly. This sector first of all makes it possible to control and reduce the flow of this waste, which is important because it is generally toxic. It participates in dematerialization, the objective of which is to use less energy and materials in order to reduce CO2 emissions through recycling. Thirdly it involves a decrease in the emissions of CFCs contained in old refrigerators and responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.

It is important from an environmental point of view, but it is also important from an economic point of view because it creates a new sector and therefore new jobs. It is necessary to create local channels that allow the territories to develop economically while preserving the environment and improving the social composition. Local employment for local populations is important in what is nowadays called requalification of industrial zones to better integrate them into a territory. But to better insert them is also to create local jobs. It is important today to make the link between the two because too often one has the impression that the environment is only a cost.

How do consumers and producers share their responsibilities?
This sector can only work if consumers are fully integrated. This is why it is very important to raise awareness and mobilize the population so that they can participate properly in this sector.
The producers of this type of waste at the industrial level must for their part compensate local communities on the basis of a scale. They thus intervene in the financing of the sector. They take charge of the organization of the network: it is necessary to collect, work on the treatment and preliminary clean-up and ensure real transparency of the sector through good information. Logistics must also be well organized by limiting the transport of WEEE and its. The treatment of CFCs for everything related to cold producing household appliances is also a significant cost.

What are the limits of the system that is being put in place?
In France, it is the support of the population and the participation of citizens in this type of sector. It is essential for household waste that there is sufficient transparency for people to continue to adhere to it. We can clearly see today, if we take the case of selective sorting, there is great questioning from the public about its effectiveness. Is there a selective sorting that is operated at the end of the end? Are the products sorted in this way recycled? There is no follow-up that allows citizens to ensure that their good behavior leads to something. This monitoring must be put in place so that citizens can verify that their efforts, both behavioral and economic, are producing results both through the reduction of this type of waste upstream thanks to the eco-design of products which will result from an investment in research and then also thanks to indicators making it possible to verify that the waste is indeed recycled. Communicating about the results is essential.
There is also a very important training work to adapt the trades to these new ecological sectors.

How does France position itself compared to other countries in the transposition of the European directive on WEEE?
We are not among the first to set it up, since there are countries that are still ahead in Northern Europe, in particular. Others are more late like Spain and Italy.
Overall, it is the tax (eco participation, editor's note) that has been favored in the countries which have already implemented the European directive on WEEE. But some of them use taxation from a broader perspective. In the Netherlands, for example, there is a real reflection on the overall evolution of the tax system to make it more focused on improving the environment: on the one hand we tax polluters, on the other other forms of taxation are reduced, in particular on social charges to promote employment. We cannot continue to add taxes according to the problems that arise without looking at the whole tax system in the light of environmental problems.


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by Woodcutter » 28/11/06, 14:18

Quite complete file ofNews-Environment on WEEE and their recycling.
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by saveplanet » 28/11/06, 15:37

There is also that of GIFAM, which analyzes the whole chain, offers a rather fun CD-ROM of the action and shows the necessary involvement of local authorities in the process.

www.gifam.fr/
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by moinsdewatt » 16/08/12, 18:36

WEEE: Council of the European Union adopts new directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment

June 12, 2012

The Council of the European Union voted, on 7 June 2012, the proposal for a directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment. An expected text that includes the D3E device to photovoltaic solar panels.



Here is the link to the text of the proposal for a directive, as submitted to the Council of the European Union:

http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf ... 2.fr12.pdf

Here is the link to the Council press release:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/c ... 130725.pdf

Here is the link to the article in Environment News devoted to this vote.

http://www.arnaudgossement.com/archive/ ... e-dir.html

WEEE: the Council formally adopts the revision of the Directive

news-environment.com 08 June 2012

The Council of the EU has formally adopted the 7 June revised directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The text, the result of a compromise between the Community institutions, had been voted by the European Parliament on 19 last January.

The Directive provides for producer liability, which is a means of encouraging the design and manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) according to processes that take into account the requirements of repair, improvement, reuse, dismantling and recycling. .

Within four years of the entry into force of the Directive, Member States will have to collect each year 45% of the average weight of EEE placed on their national market. Three years later, they must have reached a collection rate of 65%. "Some EU states in which consumers use less electronic devices will have a certain margin of maneuver to achieve these objectives", however specifies the Council.

Obligation to collect small waste free of charge

Retail stores with sales areas dedicated to EEE with an area of ​​at least 400 m2 will have to collect, free of charge, WEEE with a size of 25 cm or less.

The scope of the directive has also been widened to cover "in principle" all IAS. These include: photovoltaic panels, equipment containing substances that deplete the ozone layer and fluorescent lamps containing mercury, "which must be collected separately and treated according to an appropriate method within six years of entry into force. of the new directive ".

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by moinsdewatt » 16/08/12, 18:37

The new WEEE directive comes into force Starting from 2019, 85% of the electronic waste produced will have to be collected separately in the EU. This is the main objective of the new directive that came into force on August 13.


Actu-Environnement.com 16 August 2012
The new Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) was published on the 24 July in the Official Journal of the EU and entered into force on August 13. It repeals Directive 2002 / 96 with delayed effect at 15 February 2014 and provides for a transitional period. His ultimate goal? That 20 kg of WEEE per capita is collected separately each year by 2020.

WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams. "This waste offers important prospects for the marketing of secondary raw materials", underlines the Commission. "The systematic collection and proper treatment of this waste is a prerequisite for recycling materials such as gold, silver, copper and rare metals found in used televisions, laptops and mobile phones."

Reinforced collection targets

The directive introduces from 2016 a goal of collecting 45% of sold electronic equipment. This target is taken from 2019 to 65% of the equipment sold or to 85% of the electronic waste produced. Member States will be able to choose one of these two counting methods to measure their progress against the target.

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by Janic » 17/08/12, 07:56

it will impoverish the developing countries that are currently doing business!
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