The official WEEELABEX certification of Holland Recycling Electronics was completed with a positive certification audit in October. A wonderful joint initiative for a responsible processing of obsolete electronics and electronic equipment, for a more sustainable society.
As of July 1, 2015 all processors and producers are required to work required according to WEEELABEX rules. This means that e-waste may only be processed by processors who are certified under WEEELABEX.
Meaning of WEEE and WEEELABEX
WEEELABEX, Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment LABel of EXcellence, provides uniform rules for the collection, storage, transport, treatment, recycling and recovery of e-waste, such as electronics. The guidelines contribute to sustainable production and consumption, by preventing the creation of waste of electrical and electronic equipment. And by stimulating reuse and recycling.
The goal is to reduce the amount of waste to be disposed and to contribute to more efficient usage of resources and the recovery of valuable secondary raw materials. Waste becomes a new resource. The guidelines also aim to improve the environmental performance of all operators who are involved in the life cycle, the processing of electrical waste and waste from electronic equipment and components.
How does WEEE recycling work?
“Processing” already starts when cutting a cord: a WEEELABEX certificate is required. This means that companies and establishments that commercially strip discarded electronics and electrical appliances, or completely or partially disassemble devices, have to be certified. This way the life cycle of electrical equipment is optimised. E-waste will then exclusively go to processors who recycle it according to the standards and the required high percentages of raw material recovery.