MEPs: e-waste needs to be reduced

MEPs: e-waste needs to be reduced


EU member states should be obliged to collect and recycle more discarded fridges, phones and other e-waste, said the European Parliament's environment committee.

MEPs want to make it easier for consumers to return small products, and harder for unscrupulous operators to ship e-waste illegally out of the EU.

The environment committee's near-unanimous second reading vote concerns changes to the current waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Directive. A plenary vote i...


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