E-Waste management - management of the stream of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Flanders

Dutch speaking chamber on September 1, 2021

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Careless handling can seriously threaten the environment and health. The Court of Audit examined whether Flanders has correctly transposed international regulations into Flemish regulations, whether Flanders collects and processes e-waste efficiently, whether it monitors and evaluates its WEEE policy, and whether it is achieving its recovery objectives. It concluded that Flanders has correctly transposed international waste regulations into Flemish regulations, but that it is not meeting its recovery targets. For the time being, it collects too little useful information for policy, the coordination between the different policy levels involved is not always clear and enforcement is insufficient to discourage incorrect processing of WEEE.