Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, with some 9 million tonnes generated in 2005, and expected to grow to more than 12 million tonnes by 2020.To address these problems two pieces of legislation have been put in place: The Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE Directive) and the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive).
MEUSAC, in collaboration with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, organised a consultation session on the Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) 2015. This consultation session gathered insights and contributions from relevant stakeholders on the possible amendments to the draft regulations as it provided them with the opportunity to share their ideas and opinions on the matter. The session was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Project House in Floriana.
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