19 November 2019

Review of the CENELEC Standards on Collection & Treatment of WEEE

The CENELEC standards fulfil an important function by detailing technical requirements for the safe and environmentally sound collection and treatment of WEEE as prescribed by the WEEE Directive. However, there are several shortcomings that should be addressed for the standards to be regarded as 100% state of the art. We call for an in-depth revision of all the standards, particularly of EN 50625-1, TS 50625-4 and EN 50614. As a start, this paper lists the key aspects that need to be improved for the standards to effectively contribute to a circular economy.

The CENELEC standards fulfil an important function by detailing technical requirements for the safe and environmentally sound collection and treatment of WEEE as prescribed by the WEEE Directive. However, there are several shortcomings that should be addressed for the standards to be regarded as 100% state of the art.

We therefore call for an in-depth revision of all the standards, particularly of EN 50625-1, TS 50625-4 and EN 50614. As a start, this paper lists the key aspects that need to be improved for the standards to effectively contribute to a circular economy.

Download our paper here!

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