European Electronics Recyclers Association

EERA is a professional association for reuse, recycling and reprocessing companies dealing with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - WEEE in Europe.The vision of EERA is for a circular economy where WEEE is managed as a resource and is returned into the economy as equipment for reuse or as a raw material. A circular economy with market actors cooperating along the value chain, an appropriate and enforced legal framework, better collection processes, treatment based on Best Available Technologies - BAT, eradication of illegal practices and product design integrated in a life-cycle approach is what EERA envisages.

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European Electronics Recyclers Association

EERA is a professional association for reuse, recycling and reprocessing companies dealing with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - WEEE in Europe. The vision of EERA is for a circular economy where WEEE is managed as a resource and is returned into the economy as equipment for reuse or as a raw material. A circular economy with market actors cooperating along the value chain, an appropriate and enforced legal framework, better collection processes, treatment based on Best Available Technologies - BAT, eradication of illegal practices and product design integrated in a life-cycle approach is what EERA envisages.

 

 

 

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Towards an EU WEEE Regulation - The position of EERA

In light of the flurry of initiatives being developed by the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan to bolster circularity and sustainability, the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) wishes to put forth a ser... Read more

New executive secretary EERA

At the end of November 2021, the members of the European Electronic Recyclers Association (EERA) were told that Lida Dik, their Executive Secretariat, was leaving. She has performed marvellously for EERA and all of th... Read more

HOW TO IMPROVE THE CIRCULARITY OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AND LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES

A new report is published by the European Environmental Bureau:Removable, replaceable and repairable batteries.  HOW TO IMPROVE THE CIRCULARITY OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AND LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHI... Read more

EERA presentation at E Waste World Conference

  Fast Tracks: a requirement for a Circular Economy for WEEE Chris Slijkhuis EERA Board member The current way how waste shipments are organized should undergo a serious re-think, as it impedes proper recycling rat... Read more

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EERA Members

The EERA members are invited to log in here. For EERA members there is more information available: focus items, work documents, minutes of meetings and results of surveys and research documents.

 

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Events

EERA is organising at least five EERA meetings and one plant visit a year for EERA members, all over Europe. EERA members are invited to register for EERA meetings directly at the website.

Other upcoming WEEE events are also listed. 

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Publications

EERA regularly publishes papers. Presentations in workshops and conferences are frequently given to express the views of the recyclers. Position papers, brochures and relevant other publications can be found here. Work documents, minutes of meetings and results of surveys and research documents are only available for members.

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Recyclers

The EERA members process ± 2,2 million tonnes of WEEE annually. The total amount of WEEE arising in Europe is ± 9 million tonnes of which only 3,5 million tonnes is accounted for as treated in compliance with legislation. The EERA members seek to work collaboratively with other stakeholders like the producers, take back schemes, governments and European Commission to improve the accountability of the value chain. Together with the supply chain of collectors, transporters, sorters, the WEEE reuse, recycling and reprocessing industry is a significant sector in our economy and provides jobs for > 10.000 people and contributes to conserving [2,9 million] tonnes of CO2 annually. EERA is proud to introduce its members here: