On Thursday 20 May 2021, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a review about EU actions and existing challenges associated with electronic waste.
ABOUT THE REVIEW
Collectively, EU Member States collect and recover more discarded electrical and electronic equipment than most of the world. But the EU risks missing its more ambitious e-waste collection targets. The review points out a number of challenges, for instance the need to ensure and check compliance with the existing rules, and the problem of breaches and criminal activities. It could constitute food for thought for the European Commission in drawing up the “Circular Electronics Initiative”, planned for the last quarter of 2021.
The ECA member responsible for this review is Joëlle Elvinger.
A review presents and establishes the facts surrounding a specific issue; it is not an audit. This review draws on relevant results from information gathered specifically for this purpose from EU institutions and bodies, as well as from studies, reports, articles, academic publications and other public information.