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Vietnam:  WEEE05-Apr-14
Vietnam:  Batteries04-Apr-14
Macedonia:  Batteries02-Apr-14
Philippines:  WEEE17-Mar-14
Ecuador:  WEEE07-Mar-14
Costa Rica:  WEEE06-Mar-14
Macedonia:  WEEE06-Mar-14
Portugal:  WEEE25-Feb-14
Ukraine:  WEEE24-Feb-14
Egypt:  WEEE01-Jan-14
Free Reports
WEEE policy implementation models (Presentation Delhi Dec-12) - Dec-12
Sagis Perchards - EPBA portable battery collection target report - Sep-13
Middle East Waste & Recycling
20-21 May 14, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Int. Conference on WEEE & Used Battery Management and EPR Principle
21-23 May 14, Beijing (China)
Towards a European Circular Economy
21-23 May 14, Rome (Italy)
2nd Annual Sustainability Communications Forum
22 May 14, London (United Kingdom)
Green Week Conference 2014
03-05 Jun 14, Brussels (Belgium)
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Questions & Answers
Regional Issues: In many EU member states municipalities or retailers sell WEEE they collect to 'non producers' which seems contrary to the principle of producer responsibility. Could you comment?  Answered on 24-Sep-11
Serbia: Does the WEEE Regulation allow for a non-Serbian company that does not import itself to register as producer and take on the responsibilities imposed on producers by the Regulation? And if so, how would it be able to handle this tax requirement?   Answered on 19-Jul-11
Bulgaria: Is the new WEEE register operational and is it possible for a non-Bulgarian company to register as a producer?  Answered on 18-Jul-11
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13-Mar-14  Europe (Eco-Design)
Voluntary logos will help producers identify screens containing mercury
IT producer association DIGITALEUROPE and the UK’s Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have launched two new logos to facilitate the segregation of flat panel TVs containing mercury back light and make it safer and easier to treat them in an environmentally-sound manner.

04-Dec-13  Europe (Batteries)
Video presentation of study on battery collection rates in EEA
We have prepared a video presentation of the recent study commissioned by the European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) and carried out by Sagis and Perchards.

20-Oct-13  Europe (Packaging)
90 million tonnes of food wasted every year
16 October was World Food Day, and the European Commission used the occasion to reaffirm its intention – set out in its Roadmap to a resource-efficient Europe – of halving food waste by 2020. Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year, including 90 million tonnes in Europe.

15-Oct-13  Europe (Batteries)
MEPs approve ban on cadmium in power tool batteries and mercury in button cells
On 10 October MEPs adopted the text of an amendment to Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC which will end the exemption from the ban on cadmium in portable batteries used in cordless power tools. MEPs also voted to end the exemption of button cells from the mercury limits and to clarify the removability of batteries from EEE by professionals.

11-Oct-13  Europe (Packaging)
2011 recycling results show slight improvement
EUROSTAT has just published packaging and packaging waste data for 2011. With the economy recovering a little, the amount of packaging placed on the market in EU-27* in 2011 was 80.2 million tonnes, a little less than the 2006 figure. This was a 1.9% increase on 2010, when the tonnage placed on the market was a little less than the 2005 tonnage. The EU-15** tonnage rose by 1.4% to 71.0 million tonnes in 2011, a little higher than the 2005 figure. Tonnage in the twelve “new” member states rose by 6.0% to 9.2 million tonnes.

07-Oct-13  Czech Republic (WEEE)
PV panel legislation is costly for producers and plant operators
A recent decree fixes the minimum compliance fee for solar panels at EUR 330 per tonne. Compliance organisations can expect revenues of EUR 70 million from PV plant operators for panels placed on the market before 2013.

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