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03 September 2014, Marina Mandarin
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25 September 2014, Peterborough
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22-23 October 2014, Orlando, Florida
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12-13 November 2014, London
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17-20 November 2014, Vienna
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21-23 January 2015, Salzburg
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20-Aug-14  Europe
IMPEL inspections find a third of waste shipments in violation of WSR
IMPEL - the EU Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law - released a report about the Enforcement Actions III Project that inspected compliance with the EU Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) from March 2012 through to the end of 2013.
25-Jul-14  Europe
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
The summary below highlights the transposition status in each EEA country, with links to news items providing further details and links to the legislation.
04-Jul-14  Europe
Corrigendum
In the news item of 30-Jun-14 we incorrectly stated that ‘Landbell has acquired a majority of the shares of European Recycling Platform (ERP) from its founders’.
02-Jul-14  European Commission
Green Growth package incl. proposal for new waste stream directives launched
The Commission has today launched its Green Growth package. The aim is to link waste policy with resource efficiency through the “circular economy”, which is meant to reduce resource consumption, maximise reuse and recycling, and improve security of supply and create jobs by reprocessing waste materials within Europe. “Waste policy is zero waste policy”, says Environment Commissioner Potocnik.
29-Jun-14  Europe
Revised Batteries Q&A explains ‘readily removed’
An update of ‘Q&A on Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC’ released by the Commission in May notably explains the revised requirements regarding battery removal introduced to the Batteries Directive in December 2013.
28-Jun-14  Europe
ERP becomes part of Landbell Group
German packaging compliance organisation Landbell has acquired shares of ERP from the founders Hewlett Packard, Electrolux, Sony and Procter & Gamble.
11-Jun-14  Europe
Video presentation 'Producer responsibility’s role in closing the material loop for EEE'
The presentation was originally held on 4 June 2014 during Green Week, 'the biggest annual conference on European environment policy'.
09-Jun-14  Latin America
GSMA releases report on e-waste in Latin America
The GSMA (GSM Association) has released a report examining the mobile phone industry’s reverse logistics initiatives, at the same time, looking lightly at the technical and legislative aspects of WEEE management in the region.
26-May-14  Europe
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
Ten member states – Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK have completed or nearly completed publishing legislation transposing the Recast WEEE Directive. Another nine EEA member states are expected to finalise transposition before summer 2014.
28-Apr-14  EU Institutions
Commission releases FAQ document on WEEE Recast
The Commission has published its interpretation of the Recast WEEE Directive in the form of Frequently Asked Questions. This is a ‘living’ document which will be updated at intervals, and it is not legally-binding.
17-Mar-14  Europe
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
Six member states have completed or nearly completed publishing legislation transposing the Recast WEEE Directive: Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, the UK and most recently Italy. Another 19 EEA member states have released at least partial draft legislation to transpose it.
13-Mar-14  Europe
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.
30-Jan-14  Europe
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
Bulgaria and UK have transposed Recast WEEE Directive, while 23 EEA member states have released draft legislation transposing the WEEE Recast Directive. The majority is unlikely to meet the 14-Feb-14 transposition deadline.
29-Jan-14  SouthEast Asia
Four Southeast Asian neighbours to cooperate on e-waste management
Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will conduct a study in view of establishing a WEEE management facilities in the region and eventually formulate an e-waste policy.
20-Jan-14  European
WEEE organsiations from 8 countries form joint venture
The venture, WEEE Europe, is to offer a one-stop service for WEEE and batteries compliance services in several European countries from 2015 to reduce administrative burden for producers.
12-Jan-14  Europe
Eunomia publishes results of targets consultation
11-Dec-13  Europe
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
10 countries so far have released drafts transposing the WEEE Recast Directive. The majority of EEA member states is unlikely to meet the 14-Feb-14 transposition deadline. The most profound changes to the WEEE regime are expected in the UK and the Netherlands. The summary below highlights the transposition status in each EEA country, with links to news items providing further details. The future release and adoption dates mentioned reflect our expectations.
11-Dec-13  Europe
EUR 40 million funding for new EU research
The European Commission has approved EUR 40 million funding for 14 new research projects involving 140 companies to shape a more resource-efficient economy in Europe. Five of the projects, with funding of EUR 15 million, relate directly EEE or batteries:
12-Nov-13  International
e-Stewards 2.0 and R2:2013 Standards Released
Updated versions of the e-Stewards and the R2 standards have been released by the Basel Action Network (BAN) and R2 Solutions.
07-Nov-13  EU Institutions
Commission releases proposal on lightweight plastic bags
On 23 October we reported on a draft Commission proposal to amend the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive to require member states to reduce the consumption of lightweight carrier bags within two years. They can do this by means of national reduction targets, economic instruments or even a ban.




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