The challenge of transposing WEEE II into national law

Ten years on from the adoption of the original WEEE legislation in 2002, WEEE II is now agreed. The critical next phase is the transposition of WEEE II into national law – the revised Directive tells us what must be achieved, while the transposition is the “how we achieve it”. This paper will take a look at some key challenges we are currently facing in Europe, and the critical elements we must consider if the Directive is to be realised.