The Elektroaltgeräte-Verordnung (‘EAG-VO’) was passed in Austria in order to implement the WEEE Directive. In addition, a central coordination and information centre – the Elektroaltgeräte Koordinierungsstelle Austria GmbH – was set up which is responsible for both the ‘EAG-VO’ and the country’s battery ordinance, ‘Batterie-VO’.
Politicians in Vienna set the agenda when the Austrian parliament voted in favour of the ‘EAG-VO’
|The ‘EAG-VO’: Facts & Figures|
|Came into force on||13.08.2005|
|Contents when passed||the ‘EAG-VO’ was passed to help protect human health as well as to prevent the pollution of natural habitats to protect plant and animal life.|
|Goals||the aim of this legislation is to restrict the use of hazardous substances in waste electrical and electronic equipment as well as to improve and monitor the re-use and treatment of WEEE.|
|Latest version||The full text can be found on the central coordination centre’s website as well as all amendments.|
Waste electrical and electronic appliances were divided up into five separate collection and treatment groups to implement the WEEE Directive in Austria.