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Towards an EU WEEE Regulation - The position of EERA

19 January 2022  -  events
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 series of recommendations for a review of the current WEEE Directive from the perspective of specialized European recyclers’ first-hand experiences in the management of WEEE. EERA is ...

New executive secretary EERA

20 December 2021  -  events
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 the members over the last almost 9 years and has all the best wishes of everyone for continued success in her new career.   The EERA Board took steps to seek out a successor from t...

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

07 December 2021  -  events
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 VEHICLES. . EERA supported the joint statement together with many organisations, which represents around 500 companies, social economy actors and NGOs who support a more circular econ...

EERA presentation at E Waste World Conference

03 December 2021  -  events
  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 rather than supporting this. The presentation will dig into the procedures for shipping waste across borders, it will share the experience of how a new classification of plastic waste...

International E Waste Day 2021

16 August 2021  -  events
This year’s International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday), taking place on 14 October, will focus on the crucial part each of us plays, as consumers and citizens, in making circularity a reality for e-products. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of ...