EU countries change national WEEE requirements
Equipment dimension important for reporting WEEE
The WEEE recast (Directive 2012/19/EU) prescribes that as from 15 August 2018, all EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) shall be classified within the following categories:
- Temperature exchange equipment
- Screens, monitors, and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100 cm2
- Large equipment (any external dimension more than 50 cm). This category does not include equipment included in categories 1 to 3
- Small equipment (no external dimension more than 50 cm). This category does not include equipment included in categories 1 to 3 and 6
- Small IT and telecommunication equipment (no external dimension more than 50 cm)
Some EU countries have already introduced the dimension of EEE in 2016, like Greece and Cyprus. Outside the EU, Israel uses the dimension for the categorization of EEE. In the periodic reports, the distinction must be made in “any or no” external dimension more than 50 cm. Other countries will follow.
If your organization intends to make adjustments in the data-system, you are advised to take into account the dimensions as mentioned above.
In Annex IV of the WEEE recast you will find a non-exhaustive list of EEE which relates to the categories 1 to 6. If you would like to receive more specific information about this subject, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germany requires more information for a new registration
The German authorities require additional information for new registrations and declarations with regards to the WEEE requirements. When applying for a new registration it is obligated to mention the distribution channel, like:
- Own store
- Own online shop
- Internet sites
- On markets or exhibitions
- Direct sale to the customer (phone, visit)
With this additional information the German authorities want to find out through which channel the EEE is put on the market in Germany.