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.

 

 

 

Latest news

Why the price of oil has no bearing on the value of post-consumer recycled plastic

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives stemming from the Polluter Pays principle are being questioned right now when it comes to post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). With the price of oil at historic low... Read more

Characterisation of fires caused by batteries in WEEE

More and more electrical and electronic products in everyday life contain batteries, making life more convenientor pleasant. However, those same batteries, when damaged, also increasingly cause these products to catch... Read more

Final workshop EC study on quality standards for treatment of WEEE

EERA participated in the final workshop on quality standards for the treatment of WEEE in Europe, on May 15.  The outcome of the study is an approach for option 2: Laying down specific/selected additional minimum tre... Read more

EUWID 8-2020: EERA call to support WEEE recyclers under extraordinary circumstances due to COVID-19

  EUWID 8-2020 published EERA' s  call to European Commission and member states to support WEEE recyclers under extraordinary circumstances due to COVID-19. Recyclers of WEEE throughout Europe are severely affected ... 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. 

Events

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.

Publications

 

Events

2020 Activity
10 June
Wednesday
Plant visit and 88th EERA meeting - Postponed - COVID -19
Madrid Spain
11 June
Thursday
Plant visit and 88th EERA meeting - Postponed - COVID -19
Madrid Spain
1 September
Tuesday
Electronics goes green Berlin
Berlin Germany
2 September
Wednesday
Electronics goes green Berlin
Berlin Germany
3 September
Thursday
Electronics goes green Berlin
Berlin Germany
15 September
Tuesday
25th International congress for battery recycling
Salzburg
16 September
Wednesday
25th International congress for battery recycling
Salzburg
17 September
Thursday
25th International congress for battery recycling
Salzburg
3 November
Tuesday
Ecomondo 2020
Rimini Italy
4 November
Wednesday
Ecomondo 2020
Rimini Italy
 
 
 

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: