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European Commission revamps EU electrical equipment recycling regime

The failure of the European Unions (EU) 2004 waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive to promote recycling has led the European Commission to propose revamping this legislation.Brussels has admitted the existing system - aimed at forcing manufacturers to provide free disposal facilities - has proved complex to administer and included unrealistic targets. This was 4kg of electrical waste per year per person in the EU. However, in some countries this was ...