EU electronics producers create new Information for Recyclers platform

"Easily accessible information about the presence of batteries, printed circuit boards or plastics containing brominated flame retardants in e-waste is what recyclers require," said Pascal Leroy of the WEEE Forum in Recycling MagazineFeb. 28, 2018.

The EU Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) makes "producers responsible for the organization and/or financing of the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of their products at end of life... and requires producers to provide information free of charge about preparation for re-use and treatment for each type of EEE placed on the market."

The WEEE Forum, "an international association of producer responsibility organisations and a centre of competence," will host and maintain the Information for Recyclers Platform (I4R), where recyclers can access recycling information at product category level, "linked to the presence and location of materials and components in electronic waste that require separate treatment."