Turkey’s Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change has published the Regulation on the Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This became effective on February 1, 2023.
On December 26, 2022, the Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published the Regulation on the Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Official Gazette No. 32055.
The purpose of this regulation is to protect the environment in a sustainable way:
- Prevent the formation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) on the basis of circular economy and resource efficiency principles, to collect WEEE separately in cases where it cannot be prevented and determine the methods and targets of preparation, recycling and recovery for re-use in order to reduce the amount of WEEE needing disposal
- Manage WEEE in a way that does not harm the environment and human health within a certain management system, including the zero-waste management system
- Determining a framework for the implementation of expanded producer responsibility for manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to regulate the strategies and policies and administrative, legal and technical procedures and principles
With the publication of this regulation, the Regulation on the Control of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment published in the Official Gazette dated 22/5/2012 and numbered 28300 was repealed.
Highlights of the new regulation are summarized in Table 1.
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