Based on the principle of extended producer responsibility, producers / importers of electrical and electronic equipment have the following obligations:
- In order to place on the market electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), producers have the obligation to register at the national register of producers at the National Agency for Environmental Protection, receiving a registration number that will be communicated to all commercial networks through which they sell EEE
- Producers must organize and operate individual or collective waste collection systems for electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from private households, with the obligation to take over all WEEE resulting from EEE placed on the market
- Producers or collective organizations acting on their behalf are obliged to ensure the takeover of all WEEE from private households collected separately.
- Starting with 1st of January, 2016, EEE producers are required to achieve minimum collection rates of at least 40% for 2016, 45% for the period 2017 – 2020 and 65% for 2021, calculated as a percentage ratio between the total mass of WEEE collected in the respective year and the average mass of the total quantity of EEE introduced on the market in the previous three years.
- Producers or collective organizations acting on their behalf and economic operators carrying out collection and treatment activities must send to ANPM the information about the WEEE collected separately.
- Producers are obliged to set up systems that allow the recovery of WEEE, using the best available techniques on industrial emissions
- Producers have the obligation to ensure the financing of the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal in environmental protection conditions of WEEE from private households.
- For products that have been placed on the market after 31 December 2006, each producer is responsible for financing the operations of collection, treatment, recovery and disposal in conditions of environmental protection regarding the waste from their own products.
- The manufacturer may choose to fulfill the obligations either individually or through collective organizations
- In order to avoid situations in which the costs of managing WEEE from no-owner products are supported by the population or by the remaining producers, each producer must provide a guarantee when placing an EEE on the market, which proves that it will finance the management of all WEEE
- Producers are obliged to inform buyers, at the time of the sale of an EEE, about the costs of collection, treatment and disposal in conditions of environmental protection, by separately highlighting these costs.
- Producers must provide EEE users in private households with the necessary information on the obligation to collect WEEE separately, the delivery and collection systems available to them, the role of EEE users in reuse, recycling and other forms of WEEE recovery, potential harmful effects to the environment and human health due to the presence of hazardous substances in EEE
- Producers are required to properly mark with the crossed-out trashed can symbol the electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market.
- Producers and collective organizations, together with the Ministry of Environment and local public administration authorities have the opportunity to promote and co-finance information and education campaigns to encourage the population to collect WEEE and to encourage them to facilitate the process of reuse, treatment and recovery.
All the obligations of the manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment are found detailed in GEO no. 5/2015 and in the subsequent legislation, available in the Legislation section.
Environ offers its members the guarantee of fulfilling the legal obligations regarding the responsible management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), respecting the highest European quality standards, ensuring traceability, neutralization and recovery of collected waste, using BAT (best available techniques). conditions of efficiency, transparency, operability and competitive costs.
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Distributors of electrical and electronic equipment are an important link in the chain of responsible WEEE management.
- In order to ensure the correct treatment of all WEEE collected and to achieve a high level of separate WEEE collection, the collection of electronic waste from private households is done by the public WEEE collection service, distributors, collection centers organized by authorized economic operators for WEEE collection
- The activity of collecting WEEE from private households carried out by distributors is not subject to the registration or authorization requirements provided in Law no. 211/2011
- Distributors are obliged to hand over the collected WEEE to the collection centers or directly to the economic operators that carry out WEEE treatment activities in order to use the materials properly , on behalf of the producers.
- When supplying a new product, at the request of the buyer, distributors are obliged to take WEEE in the system “one by one”, free of charge, under the same conditions as the delivery of the new product, if the equipment is of equivalent type and has fulfilled the same functions such as the newly supplied equipment and to inform the buyer about this possibility before purchasing the product
- Distributors who have sales spaces in the field of EEE of at least 400 square meters have the obligation to ensure the free collection of very small WEEE from end users, in stores or in their immediate vicinity, without the obligation to buy EEE of equivalent type
- Manufacturers and distributors are obliged to inform buyers, at the time of sale of EEE, about the costs of collection, treatment and disposal in conditions of environmental protection, by separately highlighting these costs.
- Environ makes available to its contractual members, but also to the partners who request it, the free and personalized collection infrastructure, associated with a regular waste collection service.
- The collection points equipped with the selective WEEE collection infrastructure are registered in a personalized app – Unde Reciclam . Get involved and start recycling!
Waste management and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the target areas of national interest within the objectives of environmental policy on conservation, protection and improvement of environmental quality and human health, being part of the ex-ante conditionalities of the Partnership Agreement between Romania and the European Commission 2014 – 2020.
Local authorities have an important role in informing residents about the need for selective collection and recycling of WEEE and contribute to increasing the collection rate by organizing municipal collection campaigns.
In accordance with the provisions of GEO no. 5/2015, Art. 9, (5), the disposal of WEEE in the form of unsorted municipal waste is prohibited, and the administrative-territorial units, through the deliberative authorities, have the obligation to ensure the collection of WEEE from private households by fixed collection centers, mobile collection points or periodic collection with designated operators, at least once a quarter * (Art. 10, paragraph 2 of the same normative act).
Environ as an authorized collective organization of producers of electrical and electronic equipment, expresses its readiness to conclude a protocol of collaboration with local authorities in order to build a network of WEEE collection points, easily accessible, thus creating ideal conditions. so that end users no longer throw the waste in landfills.
Environ offers free endowment, as appropriate, with containers and containers for selective collection of WEEE, ensures the organization of WEEE from private households at least once a quarter, through authorized operators, issuing supporting documents to ensure traceability of waste until it reaches the recycler.
All these activities are carried out, both for the purpose of fulfilling the national obligations for collection and capitalization of WEEE, and for the accomplishment of the obligations on the local public authorities, obligations provided in GEO no. 5/2015, GD 1132/2008 and Law no. 211/2011 on the waste regime, republished.
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The members of the local communities, individuals or legal entities, have the capacity as direct or indirect users to ensure the separate pre-collection, in the containers provided by the service operator, separately inscribed and placed in specially arranged spaces of the waste they generated in their own household or as a result of the lucrative activities they carry out.
Also, you should know that when purchasing a new product, you can ask the distributor to take WEEE in the system “one by one”, free of charge, under the same conditions as the delivery of the new product, if the equipment is of equivalent type and performed the same functions as the new equipment provided. Very small WEEE can be delivered free of charge in the specially arranged spaces from the points of sale of the electronic equipment that have at least 400 square meters.
You can hand over electrical and electronic waste free of charge to collection points in the Environ national network. To identify the nearest collection point, please access Unde Reciclam application.
For additional information, you can contact us at the call center number 031.827.0000