European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA)

About Us

EERA is the voice of WEEE recycling in Europe being the professional association for the recycling and re-processing industry.

Our vision is for a resource efficient economy where WEEE is managed as a resource and is returned into the economy as a raw material or as equipment prepared for re-use.

A full recycling economy with market actors cooperating along the value chain, better collection processes, high quality recycling, appropriate regulatory framework, eradication of illegal practices and product design integrating a life-cycle approach is what EERA envisages.

Our mission is to achieve a level playing field for fair competition in the WEEE value chain, harmonisation of regulations, effective and efficient recycling and reprocessing with prevention of pollution, minimization of emissions and a high quality of secondary raw materials and components.



Latest news

EERA Position on Plastics

EERA is asking for the barriers and burdens that currently hinder the smooth circulation of secondary raw materials to be relaxed within the Union. We urge MEPs and other stakeholders to consider the unintended conseq... Read more

Joint Position Statement on proposed amendments to WSR

EERA and the European Battery Recyclers Association (EBRA) have sent a Joint Position Statement to the Members of the European Parliament, and European Commission in respect of the recent amendments put forward by the... Read more

Improving the loops of plastics in electronics

During the IERC 2022 conference in Salzburg from 18 – 21 January, BSEF organized a workshop about WEEE plastics, consisting of a block with presentations and a block consisting of a discussion round table and it was a... Read more

NSRR Fast Track Report January 2022

The use of waste material as a secondary resource is one of the first actions that businesses could consider to improve both their economic and their environmental performance. Value chains are often cross border in n... Read more

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Members of EERA

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.

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 re-use, recycling and end-processing 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: