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The Official Journal of the European Union of 31 December 2003 published the Directive 2003/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 December 2003 amending Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
This amendment details how to finance the management of historical WEEE from users other than private household. The initial provisions of the Directive 2002/96/EC raised questions from the industry. Now, the financing depends on replacement or not of the related equipment. If the WEEE is replaced, the supplier of the new equipment takes care of the WEEE. However, the Member States may stipulate that the user also be made, partly or totally, responsible for the financing. If there is no replacement, the financing is always provided by the user.
Read the full text of the Directive in: English, français, nederlands CEBECAv. F. Van Kalkenlaan
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