On 24 July, the revised Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (“WEEE”) was published in the EU's official journal. The revised Directive will apply to specific types of WEEE from 13 August 2012 to 14 August 2018. After that, all forms of WEEE will be covered, with certain exemptions. The new directive is broader in scope than the previous directive, and applies stricter national collection targets.
The WEEE Directive is available here: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:197:0038:0071:EN:PDF