Romanian 2012 WEEE collection targets not yet known

Batteries

June 2012

A change of the WEEE legislation in 2010 made producers individually responsible for achieving collection targets. The collection target applies to both B2C and B2B EEE and is calculated each year on the basis of volumes placed on the market (POTM) in the previous two years. The target for 2012 has not been set as these data have not yet been released.

Following the financial crisis, reported volumes placed on the market (POTM) decreased from 11.3 kg per capita in 2008 to 5.9kg per capita in 2010 (this figure still unconfirmed).

If POTM volumes continue at this level in 2011, the formula for calculating the target would set an unachievable collection target of 68% of POTM for 2012. A rate of 21% of POTM was achieved in 2010.

Source: Perchards/Sagis