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
|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.
|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.
|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.