Session 6.2

Getting to grips with electrical and electronic waste-steps to achieve mandatory EU targets

Electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, with some 12 million tonnes generated per year.

WEEE is a complex mixture of materials and components, some of them being scarce and expensive and others having hazardous content. Therefore, good management of electrical and electronic waste is crucial to contribute to a circular economy, enhance resource efficiency and prevent major environmental and health problems. Proper implementation of the EU's WEEE legislation, which sets out ambitious targets for collection, preparation for re-use and recycling of WEEE, will contribute to the transition to a circular economy.
This session will aim at presenting and discussing best practice in the management of WEEE, including prevention and allowing people to learn from each other to  achieve the mandatory EU targets.

Speakers:

Pascal Leroy, Secretary General, WEEE Forum

Emil Šehić, Director, ZEOS

Dr. Tjerk Wardenaar, Senior Consultant, Energie & Milieu, PNO Consultants

Camila Freitas Salgueiredo, Directorate-General for Risk Prevention, Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Moderator:

Katrina Sichel, Wit and Word Communications

Presentations:

Pascal Leroy

Emil Šehić