ECA: EU actions and existing challenges on electronic waste


 

ECA: EU actions and existing challenges on electronic waste

Geplaatst op 02-06-2021  -  Categorie: events

 

The European Court of Auditors published a new report EU actions and existing challenges on E- waste:.

EU e-waste targets difficult to achieve.

“The collection and recovery of e-waste in the EU has improved over time, and the EU currently
recycles about 80 % of the e-waste it collects,” said Joëlle Elvinger, the ECA member responsible for
the review. “However, the collection, recycling and reuse of e-waste are not equally effective in all
Member States, and could be further increased. We also observed some challenges in the way the
EU deals with the mismanagement of e-waste, illegal shipments and other criminal activities.”

This report is a recognition of the aims and messages of EERA. The quality WEEE recyclers are ready to serve the circular economy goals and to recover secondary raw materials to recover secondary raw materials that are competitive with virgin raw materials.

EU e-waste management remain. One of them is the implementation of existing e-waste treatment requirements all over Europe. Another one is dealing with mismanagement of e-waste, illegal shipments and other criminal activities. In addition, the EU faces the challenge of further increasing e-waste collection, recycling
and reuse. EERA certainly would like to add the difficulties the industry is facing for intra EU shipments. The material must be treated according to the best available technology in EU.

Read the full report. inrw-electronic-waste-en-european-court-of-auditors.pdf