The vision of EERA is for a circular economy where WEEE is managed as a resource and is returned into the economy as equipment for reuse or as a raw material. A circular economy with market actors cooperating along the value chain, an appropriate and enforced legal framework, better collection processes, mandatory treatment standards based on Best Available Technologies - BAT, eradication of illegal practices and product design integrated in a life-cycle approach is what EERA envisages. The International E-Waste Day helps us to transmit these messages.
It is estimated that 50 million tonnes of e-waste were generated globally in 2018. Half of this is personal devices such as computers, screens, smartphones, tablets and TVs, with the remainder being larger household appliances and heating and cooling equipment.EERA supports bthe improvement of collection of e-waste (WEEE). The total WEEE market in Europe is 9-10 million tonnes of WEEE/ per year. Still 2/3 disapears.
International E-Waste Day was developed in 2018 by the WEEE Forum with the support of its members. The day is used to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in e-waste recycling rates on the day itself and into the future.
The second International E-Waste Day will take place on 14 October 2019.
More information: www.internationalewasteday.com
Have a closer look at this video messages from the Director General WEEE Forum Pascal Leroy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZW325JsNiY&feature=youtu.be and Chris Slijkhuis, EERA expert.