WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE
The first and original WEEE (2002/96/EC) dates February 2003. In it are the outlines to create a collection of electronic and electrical waste plan without cost to the client.
In December 2008, the European Commission proposed a revision of WEEE Directive in light of the huge increased of this waste.
Since 2012, photovoltaic panels are included under the WEEE Directive.
This Directive WEEE 2012/19/UE regulates the appropriate treatment of end-of-life products and requires that Producers (e.g. manufacturers and importers) of electronic and electrical equipment comply with national waste management obligations, including the related financing and administration.