Member of an Authorized Compliance Scheme

In Norway, the EU has introduced the Norwegian adaptation of Chapter 1 of the Waste Regulation to deal with the problem of the increasing amount of EE waste. Anyone who imports, manufactures or supplies electrical products to the Norwegian market has producer responsibility for EE products and must join an approved compliance scheme company such as ERP Norway.

WEEE-Waste,Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Modern electronics are made from rare and expensive resources, which can be recycled and reused if the waste is managed properly.

From large to small products, from lamps to IT – when the devices have reached 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 handled properly.


Which are the WEEE categories?

There are different categories of WEEE, regarding its composition and ways of management, treatment, and recycling:

Large domestic appliances

Washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, cookers. The first phase of recycling is decontamination. Cables and other electrical components are removed; ballasts, plastics, iron compounds and other metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recycling.