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WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Modern electronics are made of rare and expensive resources, which can be recycled and reused if the waste is effectively managed, saving raw materials.

From big to small, from lamps to IT, when devices reach their end-of-life they are considered Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). WEEE contains a complex mixture of materials, some of which are hazardous, which can cause major environmental and health problems if the discarded devices are not managed properly.

Improving the collection, treatment, and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of its life can:

  • Improve sustainable production and consumption
  • Increase resource efficiency
  • Contribute to the circular economy



There are different categories of WEEE, depending on its composition and its end-of-life treatment and recycling:

The EU has introduced the WEE Directive and the RoHS Directive to tackle the issue of the growing amount of WEEE.

In Spain the current WEE categories are regulated by Real Decreto 110/2015 regarding Electrical and Electronic waste, updated by Real Decreto 27/2021