How the European Union’s Weee Directive will Change the Market for Electronic Equipment—Two Scenarios

  • Klaus Hieronymi
  • Axel Schneider
Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 14)


Following a ten-year battle to achieve uniform disposal of electronic waste in Europe, the framework of the WEEE Directive (Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) was adopted by the European Union in the spring of 2003. It should be noted that, although this framework is binding, it does not constitute national legislation in the individual member states of the European Union (E.U.). Following publication of the Directive in the E.U. Gazette, national states will have to pass appropriate legislation within 18 months.


Print Circuit Board Electronic Equipment Conveyor Belt High Frequency Field Recycling Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Hieronymi
    • 1
  • Axel Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Hewlett-PackardEurope
  2. 2.PromotionteamGermany

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