European law covers the handling of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment for the European Union as a whole. Key documents currently consist of the Directives 2012/19/EU, (EU) 2017/2102 and 2012/65/EU, which were formulated in response to the need properly to regulate the handling of an ever-increasing amount of e-waste in EU countries. The objective of the directives is to unify the rules for handling e-waste so that they accord with environmental protection in all EU countries. Below, you can find links to the full wording of directives as amended.
In the links below you can find the complete wording of directives:
- Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment
- Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
- Directive (EU) 2017/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2017 amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment