Brochure European Standards for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

 

Now available the brochure which gives you objective information about the European Standards fo Waste Electrical and Elecronic Equipment (WEEE).

Link to this brochure:

http://issuu.com/eera-recyclers/docs/eeracenelec_brochure_3_hr

In accordance with the requirements in the WEEE directive (art.8.5) the European commission requested European Standardization Organisations (ESOs) to develop European Standards (ENs) for the collection, logistics and treatment including recovery, recycling and preparing for re-use of WEEE.The process of making  the standards is transparent and consensus based. Standards have a harmonzing effect. The development of the European standards for WEEE was broadly supported by stakeholders working in the field of electronic and electrical equipment.

 

 

Standards on WEEE treatment

On 4 February 2013, the Commission requested the European Standardization Organizations to develop European standards for the treatment of WEEE. The mandate M/518 is available for download in DeutschEnglishFrançais.

 

European standards relevant for WEEE include the following:

 

•         EN 50419: Marking of electrical and electronic equipment

 

•         EN 50574: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for end-of-life household appliances containing volatile fluorocarbons or volatile hydrocarbons

•         TS 50574-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for end-of-life household appliances containing volatile fluorocarbons or volatile hydrocarbons - Part 2: specification for de-pollution

 

•         EN 50625-1: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 1: General treatment requirements

•         TS 50625-3-1: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-1: Specification for de-pollution – General

 

•         EN 50625-2-1: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-1: Treatment requirements for lamps

•         TS 50625-3-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-2: Specification for de-pollution – Lamps

 

•         EN 50625-2-2: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-2: Treatment requirements for WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays 

•         TS 50625-3-3: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-3: Specification for de-pollution- WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays  (not yet published)

             

•         EN 50625-2-3:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-3: Treatment requirements for temperature exchange equipment (not yet published)

•         TS 50625-3-4: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-4: Specification for de-pollution-  temperature exchange equipment (not yet published)

 

•         EN 50625-2-4: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 2-4: Treatment requirements for photovoltaic panels (not yet published)

•         TS 50625-3-5: Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 3-5: Specification for de-pollution- photovoltaic panels (not yet published)

 

•         TS 50625-4:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 4: Specification for the collection and logistics associated with WEEE (not yet published)

 

•         TS 50625-5:  Collection, logistics & treatment requirements for WEEE -- Part 5: Specification for the end-processing of WEEE fractions- copper and precious metals (not yet published)

 

•         EN 50614: Requirements for the preparing for re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment  (not yet published)

 

The standards developed under the mandate M/518 cover the treatment of waste from all products within the extended scope of the WEEE Directive and address the collection, transport and treatment, while future standards, which are currently under development, will also cover preparation for reuse of the WEEE.

 

The standards assist treatment operators in fulfilling the requirements of the WEEE Directive without placing unnecessary administrative burdens on operators of any size, including SMEs.

You can read more about the standards developed under the mandate M/518 in the brochure prepared by CENELEC (https://www.cencenelec.eu/news/publications/publications/weee-brochure.pdf 

 

See also at the European Commission webpage/standards on WEEE treatment:

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/standards_en.htm

 

 

 

To purchase European Standards, please contact the National Members of the European Standardization Organisations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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