Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recyclers Association
Due to introduction of the manufacturers/importers responsibility for the disposal of its products after the end of the lifecycle in the Russian Federation, the particularly acute issue of organizing a WEEE recycling subsector in Russia has arisen. WEEE are one of the fastest growing waste streams, that, on one hand, contain the hazardous substances (mercury, cadmium, lead, etc.), yet, on the other hand, are the source of the range of precious materials, including rare earth metals in particular.
In this regard, WEEE Recyclers Association was established on the platform of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia) and CCI of Moscow, and with a support of UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation.