Electronic waste must be disposed of legally. The official WEEELABEX certification at Holland Recycling Electronics was completed in autumn 2015 with a positive certification audit and the award of the certificate for electronic product recycling and reuse. A wonderful joint initiative for the responsible processing of discarded electronics and electronic equipment for a more sustainable society.
As of 1 July 2015, all processors and producers are obliged to work according to the WEEELABEX rules. This means that e-waste may only be processed by processors that are certified according to WEEELABEX.
Meaning of WEEE and WEEELABEX
WEEELABEX, in full Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment LABel of EXcellence, provides uniform rules for the collection, storage, transport, processing, recycling and reuse of e-waste, such as electronics. The guidelines contribute to sustainable production and consumption by preventing the generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment. And by encouraging reuse and recycling.
The aim is to reduce the amount of waste for disposal and contribute to more efficient resource use and recovery of valuable secondary raw materials. Waste then becomes a new raw material.
The guidelines also seek to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle and processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment and components.
How does WEEE recycling work?
Processing begins with the cutting of a cord: A WEEELABEX certificate is then mandatory. This means that companies and facilities that strip discarded electronics and electrical appliances or dismantle appliances completely or partially on a commercial basis must be certified. In this way, the life cycle of electrical equipment is optimised. E-waste then goes only to processors that recycle it according to the required standards and recover the required high percentages of raw materials.
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