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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.

New Requirements from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket):

Starting from 1. January 2024, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has introduced requirements for producer responsibility fees for electronics to be differentiated based on the chemical content of the products, and higher prices must be applied to certain products.

This means that the price list is differentiated in the following ways:

• Electronic products where any component contains 0.1 weight percent or more of substances from the candidate list in the “REACH regulation” will have the regular price.

• A discount of 10 percent is issued for products for which you already pay full chemical tax, provided that the product does not contain any other substances from the candidate list.

• If you already pay the full chemical tax for the product and it also contains any other substance from the candidate list not covered by the chemical tax, the product will continue to have the regular price.

• Products that only contain components with less than 0.1 weight percent of substances on the candidate list will also qualify for 10 percent discount.

In Sweden we are having a cooperation with Recipo to ensure fulfilling your obligations.

From big to small, from lamps to IT, when devices reach their end-of-life they are considered Waste of 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 their life can

• improve sustainable production and consumption
• increase resource efficiency
• contribute to the circular economy

weee Recycling

The categories

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

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

WEEE Directive – here