Producer responsibility

The WEEE Directive establishes common EU rules on the management of WEEE. The rules take offset in environmental considerations and aim to limit the quantity of WEEE for disposal. On the one hand, the objective is to invite producers to produce environmentally benign products and on the other hand to increase recycling, recovery, and other forms of utilisation of the products and the associated waste.

Despite the term, producer responsibility applies to both producers and importers

Producer responsibility has authority in the Danish Environmental Protection Act as reflected in the so-called WEEE Order. Legislation applies to all producers and importers placing electrical equipment on the Danish market. The producer responsibility also applies to producers in other EU Member States that sell directly to households in Denmark through distance selling or on the internet.

Producers and importers are under the obligation to find out themselves whether they are covered by producer responsibility. DPA-System will guide and make the final decision whether a producer or an importer is covered by the rules on producer responsibility. 

Last edited: 09/10/2014
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