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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in Italy


Key Implementation Dates
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
Key Differences from Other Member States

Key Implementation Dates

25th July 2005: WEEE/RoHS transposed under Decreto Legislativo n. 151
December 2008:Collection target of 4kg/household .

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE/RoHS Descreto Legislativon. 151 Italian Translate:

Key Differences from Other Member States

Register: The Ministry of Environment will set up a register. They propose a local area registration through Chambers of Commerce but idustry is pushing for central register

Collection Targets: 4kg collection targets put back to 30th December 2008

Wheeled Bin : Does not have to be attached till EU harmonised producer identification marking is available (latest 13th Aug 2007)

Separate Collection: Can be done by compliance scheme or individually.

Financing: Until the EU harmonised producer identification marking is available historic and new waste will be treated the same. latest 13th Aug 2007)

Non-household WEEE: Producers can act individually or collective systems to handle WEEE and can make arrangerments with local authorities top use their collection systems.

Compliance Schemes: ANIE (Translate), Ecolamp and Ecolight - lighting equipment, Ecodom (Translate) - large domestic appliances and Ecorit (Translate) for B2B




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