News and insights

20-11-2019

Have you seen them yet? The collection cars we use to go to retailers? They are CO2-neutral! Electronic equipment stores are obliged to take in old electrical and electronic equipment when they sell new ones. As an extra service, retailers can now accept small electrical and electronic equipment in addition to old washing machines, for example. Together with Get2Green Logistics, Weee Nederland can guarantee reliable on-site collection. Polystyrene foam and film are also included.

1-11-2019

Have you heard or seen them yet? Those radio commercials, billboards or one of the other means of communication by Heel Holland Recyclet (literally: All of Holland Recycles)? This communication campaign was launched today! With lots of radio advertising, social media, promotions, a newsfeed on HeelHollandRecyclet.nl and much more. We expect all this to generate a lot of attention before and during Recycle Week, which starts on 14 October.

1-11-2019

Good news. According to new European rules, electrical and electronic equipment must become more economical in use and easier to repair. Spare parts must also be available at least seven to ten years after purchase. Yesterday, the European Commission approved new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. The measures will enter into force in 2021.

1-11-2019

Weee Nederland is constantly looking for (even more) ways to improve the behaviour of residents in terms of waste separation. We realised that residents want to know what happens to equipment that has been collected, and how the recycling process works. Making residents aware of raw materials and processes contributes to the correct handing in of equipment. That’s why we developed a series of clips in which we make this clear in (visual) language. The clips contain footage of equipment that is followed from its ‘entirety’ to its pieces. Matching texts have been written for the images.

21-6-2019

Six years ago, Jan Huisman and Jeroen Westermann combined their knowledge, network and experience, and started LED Group Europe. They take stock of the current lighting situation at organisations and companies, discuss this and then make an offer for energy-saving LED lighting. In 2018, LED Group Europe opted for Weee Nederland, a system for manufacturers. This year, they advised Weee Nederland and placed LED lamps in its sorting hall in Apeldoorn. LED Group Europe and Weee Nederland have a common denominator: quality, price and sustainability.

1-11-2019

Weee Nederland, together with the other Dutch manufacturer’s organisations, has concluded an incentive deal with the members of the Metal Recycling Federation (MRF). This deal is part of the 65% Action Plan, which aims to achieve a 65% collection rate for waste electrical and electronic equipment. From now on, the Metal Recycling Federation (MRF) for metal companies will store the e-waste they collect separately at their shipyard, sort WEEE from mixed metal streams and have WEEE treated by Weeelabex-certified processors.

1-11-2019

The government has regarded e-bikes as electrical equipment since 15 August 2018. This places producer responsibility on the manufacturers and importers: you must comply with the requirements of the Dutch Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Several large manufacturers are familiar with this legislation (and are now members of our collective!), others do not yet know this or are wondering why they have to comply with this legislation. That is why we will list the most frequently asked questions and answers below.

15-2-2019

Weee Nederland celebrates its fifth anniversary! ‘We continue to grow strongly,’ says founder and director Reint Sekhuis. ‘About 100 municipalities and 630 manufacturers/importers have now joined us, with whom we work together to ensure that we do things differently. Last year, we collected 40,000 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Our approach to linking e-waste collection and recycling to a social mission has been widely adopted in the market.

21-12-2018

From today onwards, residents in all of Rotterdam are allowed to hand over old, small electrical appliances to Cycloon Fietskoeriers Rotterdam when a parcel is delivered to their door by a bike courier. Residents who have ordered a package will receive an email notification about this unique service that takes place during the evening routes. This makes Rotterdam the first municipality in the Netherlands where every household is able to give old appliances, such as electric toothbrushes and coffee machines, to bike couriers. 

21-12-2018

On 15 August, the regulation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) was amended. An important change is that the scheme now covers products that were previously exempted (the ‘Open scope’), as well as products for which the classification used to be unclear. A good example of this is cables.