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     European Union's WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment requires that, the WEEE symbol must be placed on an EEE product if the product falls in one of the 10 categories and is placed onto the EU market after the 13th August 2005. Producers must provide refurbishment, treatment and reuse information for each "new" WEEE. The directive obligates member states to establish and maintain a registry of producers putting electrical and electronic equipment onto the market. So far, there does not exist a centralized European registration office. Producers must register in individual member states of the EEA.

Authority responsible for WEEE-related issues:

The Federal Environment Agency
(Authority for environmental protection and environmental control) www.umweltbundesamt.at

Producer Registration can be done online here.

Timing of implementation:

The Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Ordinance) entered into force on 30 April 2005.

The provisions regarding the take-back obligation and the obligation for providing financing by producers entered into force on 13 August 2005.

National legislation:

  • The Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Ordinance)

  • The Waste Management Act 2002 (AWG)

The Austrian WEEE legislation excludes retailers with a sales area of less than 150 m2 from the obligation to take back WEEE from consumers on a 1:1 basis.

Producer Responsibility:

  • The producers and importers are responsible for the environmentally sound recovery and treatment of the collected WEEE (“producer’s responsibility”).

  • Collection and recovery systems will act for the producers and importers, which will be co-ordinated by the ministry. Registration and notification obligations are provided for.

  • Austrian producers who deliver new equipment to final consumers in other Member States of the EU have also to register and report regarding this equipment. The regulations of the country of destination have to be complied with.

  • Producers and importers are responsible for adequate public relations work to inform consumers and companies.

Labeling & marking of the products:

Collective schemes for recycling:

European Recycling Platform.

UFH - Umweltforum Haushalt

ERA Elektro Recycling Austria GmbH

EVA Erfassen und Verwerten von Altstoffen GmbH


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