European legislation

The European legislation covers the treatment of end-of-life EEE for the whole of the European Union. The key documents at present are Directives 2012/19/EU and 2012/65/EU, which arose from the need to properly regulate the management of the ever-increasing amount of WEEE in EU countries. The aim of these directives is to harmonise the rules on the management of e-waste so that they are consistent with environmental protection in all EU countries.

See below for links to the full text of the directives as amended.