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Waste from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE)

In the 1993 community programme for policy and action on the environment and sustainable development (V Programme), waste from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) was mentioned as one of the priority waste flows for regulation in order to apply principles of prevention, recovery and safe removal.

In its resolution of 14th November 1996, the European Parliament thus instructed the Commission to present proposals for directives on different priority waste flows, including waste from electric and electronic equipment.

After the approval of the European directives 2002/95/EC and 2002/96/EC on WEEE and on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacture of electric and electronic equipment, the Spanish government, in Royal Decree 208/2005, of 25 February, on electric and electronic equipment and the management of their waste, transposed both directives to Spanish law.


Frequently asked questions and answers on the management of WEEE

Specific regulations

Spanish and autonomous community