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Student Jan 14, 2016 11:49 AM
I'm a German student and as a part of a written composition I have to point out differencences in the collection of E-Waste. This comparison should include different countries. Up to now I'm only familiar with the German way of collection and the categories.

The WEEE includes 10 categories, but for collection there are only 5 groups in Germany. These groups are:

1. Large household appliance
2. Cooling units
3. IT and telecommunications equipment
4. gas discharge lamps
5. Small household appliance

How is collection done in other EU states? Could you please tell me the collection groups in other EU states?

I would be very grateful if you can provide me any information.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Best regards
Replies (3)
EEA Jan 14, 2016 02:59 PM
Hello, suggest you look at some of our latest indicators and reports on waste and waste management: http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/assessment-1, and
http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/waste-prevention-where-do-european, and
You are welcome to come back to us if needed.
Kind regards.
Student Jan 18, 2016 11:29 AM
Thank you very much for your qiuck response.

Unfortunately, I could not find the contents I was looking for.

I have found out that in Turkey there are 6 groups for collection.

For more information I would be very grateful.

Best regards
EEA Jan 19, 2016 09:53 AM
It is Eurostat that collects data on WEEE generation and management, they may have useful data.
The link is http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/weee
The Commission also has a useful page on WEEE: http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/events_weee_en.htm