Belgium

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
(W)EEE Mass balance and market structure in Belgium.United Nations University, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, 2013: The report addresses a major challenge of fulfilling the EU’s Directive: There is no established method for calculating the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) put on the market or the amount of WEEE generated and the flows of e-waste that result. The report is based on a decade’s-worth of information gathered by Recupel (a Belgian WEEE take-back and recycling organization) to explore how much of EEE exists in Belgium, where it comes from and where it goes.48
Code of good practice for the re-use of (W)EEE
Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), 2012: OVAM commissioned a study with the aim of establishing specific criteria for various product categories making it possible to determine whether an electrical or electronic appliance can be re-used in an environmentally responsible way. The following objectives shall be achieved if the Code of Good Practice is properly adhered to: Improvement of the environmental score of equipment which is re-used; the prevention of exports of WEEE under the guise of second-hand goods ; encouraging the re-use of WEEE which meets the re-use criteria.