Recycling and disposal of electronic waste in Denmark

Recycling and disposal of electronic waste in Denmark

The Danish Electronic Waste Management Organization is the Danish Producer Responsibility System (DPA-System) under the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

Ranking seventh among the 31 EU countries

The DPA-System report shows that Danish residents entering the market in 2014 had an average of 21 kg of electronic products per capita, ranking seventh among the 31 EU countries, and recycling e-waste was 12.7 kg / resident / a. Like most EU countries, Danish e-waste management policy is mainly based on EU directive 2002/96 / EU. The latest management basis is No. 130 of 6.February 2014 issued by Danish Environmental Protection Agency in 2014.

Recycling and disposal of electronic waste in Denmark

Reused electronic products

DPA-System supervises the electronic products that manufacturers place on the market, recycled electronic products, and reused electronic products.

Recycling centers

Local governments are responsible for establishing e-waste recycling outlets. The number of outlets is mainly based on population density. Commercial large-scale e-waste needs to be handed over to users by recycling centers. Recycling outlets report the recovered electronic waste to DPA-System, and the latter makes information public. Manufacturers are responsible for the subsequent disposal of their respective proportions of e-waste based on their market share. Recycling and disposal of electronic waste in Denmark

Recycling and disposal costs are the responsibility of the manufacturer and importer of the electronics. Danish electronics manufacturers are also obliged to tell consumers how to recycle e-waste.

Vary from year to year

It is worth noting that the disposal costs of e-waste that manufacturers need to pay vary from year to year, mainly based on DPA-System's annual budget and recommendations, which are ultimately determined by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.