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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in Greece

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Key Implementation Dates
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
Key Differences from Other Member States

Key Implementation Dates

5th March 2004:Greece transposed the WEEE/RoHS legislation into Greek law by Presidential Decree no. 117.
31st December 2006:Producers' recovery and recycling targets to be met.
13th August 2005:Labelling obligations on producers will begin
1st July 2006:Substance bans under RoHS take effect for products put on the market after this date.

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE?RoHS Regulations - Greek English (Draft translation with 2 pages missing.)

Key Differences from Other Member States

Scope: As per EU directive but includes both WEEE and RoHS under same legislation

Register: The Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works. This body will also collect information on quantities and categories of EEE put on the market, and collected waste exported.

Separate Collection: Arrangements will be organised by the compliance scheme(s), in collaboration with the local authorities. This could result in differences between regions

Historical Waste: Will be treated the same as new waste. Pay by market share.

Visible Fee: First 8 years (10 years for large appliances).

Finance Households: Self-compliance and financing guarantees or through a collective system. Producers pay according to market share based on weight.

Finance Business to Business:Producers unless the purchaser and supplier have agreed alternative arrangements. Historical waste costs to the producers replacement products

Compliance Schemes:Recycling of Appliances S.A. (electrocycle@internet.gr), which will cover both commercial/industrial and household WEEE.

 

 

 


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