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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in The Netherlands


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

13th August 2004: The Netherlands transposed the WEEE/RoHS legislation into Dutch law, replacing existing rules on recycling electronic waste products.
1st January 2005 : Producers' recovery and recycling obligations will enter into effect.
13th August 2005: The selective treatment of WEEE will be enforced.
13th August 2005: Producers/importers to finance the management of WEEE from private households for equipment put on the market after that date.
13th August 2005: Labelling obligations on producers will begin.
1st July 2006: Substance bans under RoHS take effect for products put on the market after this date.

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE Management Regulations: Dutch English
WEEE Regulations : English

Key Differences from Other Member States

Scope: As per EU directive but includes both WEEE and RoHS under same legislation. prohibits trading in CFC-containing and HCFC-containing refrigerators and freezersn.

Register: A producer is required to submit a Plan of Action to the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, setting out how he intends to discharge his obligations. Registration is through NVMP and ICT Milieu

Separate Collection: Local government collection centres will take back household WEEE from households and distributors. Producers can set up systems to collect directly from households. From August 2005 producers must take back own brands from local government collection centres.

Treatment: As EU WEEE. Producers are responsible to ensure best available techniques are used.

Finance Households: Producers collecting their own brand products from local government collection centres must pay for sorting, transport and reprocessing. This can be done via a compliance scheme.

Finance Business to Business: Producers unless the purchaser and supplier have agreed alternative arrangements. Historical waste costs to the producers replacement products. If no replacement the user pays.

Recovery/Recycling Targets: As per EU WEEE. The recovery targets come into effect earlier than the WEE directive date of 31st december 2006 and must be met by 1 January 2005,

Complance Schemes: NVMP (household appliances), ICT-Milieu (IT, office equipment, telecoms), Stichting Lightrec (lighting).




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