Comments & Recommendations on Draft Report of Rapporteur Karl-Heinz Florenz on the Proposal for a Recast WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC

Published: 22 February 2010

Policies & Issues: Environment

2008/0241(COD)

In view of the further proceedings in the European Parliament, Orgalime submits its initial comments and proposals on the draft report of Rapporteur, Mr. Karl-Heinz Florenz concerning the recast proposal for Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) with the request for your support:

European manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) fully support the objectives of the WEEE directive: they have set up take back systems in record time and continue their commitment for driving an efficient implementation of the directive. Producers are also committed to treat 100% of WEEE returned to them.

Orgalime believes that the draft report thoroughly takes into account the complexity of the WEEE management process in practice and is built on a number of key ideas, which we support, however though, Orgalime remains concerned with several elements of the draft report.

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