Study supporting the evaluation of Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

The goal of this study is to support the EC in preparing the evaluation of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE within the framework of the Better Regulation Guidelines. As such, the evaluation is expected to provide evidence on whether the WEEE 2 Directive is still fit for purpose, namely:

Effectiveness – Does the policy contribute to the achievement of the aims it was designed for?

Efficiency – Does the Directive achieve its policy objective in a cost-efficient manner?

Coherence – Are the different articles of the Directive internally coherent and is the Directive in line with the EU’s broader environmental and economic policy goals?

Relevance – Are the original objectives and provisions of the Directive still in line with current needs and problems?

EU added value – Does the Directive provide added value to WEEE treatment compared to what Member States could have achieved with their own efforts?

The geographical scope of the evaluation covers all EU 27 Member States. The period covered is from the entry into force of the current 2012 Directive (13 August 2012) onwards, taking into account that the date for transposition by the Member States was the 14th of February 2014.

The project contain also consultation activities, which overall objectives are to validate the topics and issues covered by the evaluation, gather the input of a broad representative range of stakeholders such as information, data and experience on the implementation of the WEEE Directive, solicit views and opinions on the extent to which the Directive has met its objectives and collect views on the Directive’s relevance. All input collected will be fed into the evaluation process. The consultation of stakeholders will be performed through multiple activities, including a call for evidence, online public consultation, targeted consultations with stakeholders and Member States and a final workshop.

More information about the project

Status of project

Project is ongoing

Project manager

Project staff

Sara Hurst
Katja Moch
Senior Researcher Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

European Commission, DG Environment

Project partners

Ramboll Germany GmbH
Environment Agency Austria