WEEE compliance: what are the specificities of each european country?


WEEElogic has made available on its website a range of free country profiles in PDF format. Each document is a brief overview of a european country' specificities regarding WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment*) Directive compliance or battery directive compliance.

*For more information on what is WEEE, please read our related article.

According to the European WEEE Directive, a producer placing a EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) on a Member State's market faces a set of obligations regarding its products end of life management, as well as batteries and packagings related to them. A company might have obligations in several EU countries depending where it has established its activities, including activities in headquarters and subsidiaries.

)In order to comply with the WEEE Directive, a company shall pursue a country to country analysis of its obligations and fullfill each national requirements.

Each Member State has its own regulatory framework arising from the transposition of the WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, as well as they have quantitative targets to meet. For more details on this topic, we have published a list of the 7 obligations faced by WEEE producers to comply with the Directive.


WEEE Directive application in each EU country

It can be complex for a company to assess its duties in each country it is established. To facilitate this task, WEEElogic decided to publish a range of country profiles to give an overview of the national specificities.

For more details or tailored analysis, WEEElogic has a dedicated team of lawyers providing legal assessment upon requests.

Each document goes through the key points of the Directive application in the country :

  • Name of the national law implementing the Directive
  • List of the main producer obligations
  • Frequency of declarations
  • Number of WEEE schemes
  • If authorized representative for foreign distance sellers to end-users is required
  • If individual compliance for B2B is possible
  • If visible fee is mandatory or not
  • And more specific details...

To this date, our country profiles overviews range covers 12 countries : Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.


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Please note: 

These country profile overviews are briefed information, therefore they do not provide all details about particularities and specifications.


Romain Letenneur

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