European recyclers call for revisions to WEEE shipment procedures
letsrecycle.com – 15 November 2022 – Two European trade associations have called for shipment rules to be “improved” to prevent the dumping of untreated e-waste in countries “without the correct infrastructure and knowledge to ensure that harmful substances are eradicated”.
In a joint statement issued last week (9 November), European private waste management trade association FEAD and the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) said surveys of both organisations’ members showed “clear deficiencies and big disparities” in the implementation of the PIC procedure.
FEAD and EERA said it was “critical” to update and improve the procedure to make it simple, online and transparent. They also called for pre-consent status for facilities to be “strengthened” and for financial guarantees to include a risk-based approach