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EU Commissioner clears confusion for fridge recyclers

Confusion around the interpretation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive regarding fridges should now be resolved following a letter of clarification by EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas. According to Dimas, there is a “clear obligation to remove liquid hydrocarbons, such as cyclopentane from fridges and freezers”. In his letter Dimas referred to Article 6(1) of the WEEE directive and said: “The term ...