How has the WEEE 2 Directive been implemented in Italy?
Italian peculiarities, problems and issues
Avv. Maurizio Iorio ©
Through the Legislative Decree No. 49 of 14 Mar 2014, Italy before any other EU Member State except Nederland and the UK, implemented the Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE 2 Directive). In this memo in simple and plain terms some of the main characteristics of this important legislative development shall be examined , with particular attention to Italian peculiarities and to critical issues affecting Producers.
The Italian law implementing the recast WEEE Directive, whose general framework even though quite balanced is by no means exempt from criticism and critical issues, introduces in our system with some national peculiarities – especially with regard to financing the collection of WEEE from the consumer’s home – the new European legislation which inevitably affects, in the first place, the pockets of Producers, but also those of distributors and ultimately those of consumers.