Towards a European solution for the management of waste from electric and electronic equipment
This report presents the results of the analysis of current environmental policy options on waste from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) conducted by IPTS at the request of the European Parliament. In order to address the environmental problems associated with the treatment and disposal of WEEE the Commission has proposed in June 2000 two Directives. The first -the draft Directive on WEEE -deals with the management of waste. The second seeks to harmonise national measures on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. These two Directives will be accompanied by a further proposal on the design and manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment later this year.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR: 19628 EN (2000), 44pp, Euro: free of charge
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Record Number: 200013066 / Last updated on: 2001-01-31
Original language: en
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