National Registers exchange information and interact to ensure a common interpretation of the WEEE-Directive in the EU. 


Practical harmonisation is the most effective process of getting close to the consistency of outcome intended by the EU.  

European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN)

Alexander Goldberg (President)
c/o stiftung elektro-altgeräte register
Nordostpark 72
90411 Nuremberg

Phone: +49 911 76665-0
Fax: +49 911 76665-99
Email: info(at)

WEEE-Directive (recast)

Directive 2012/19/EU

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European WEEE Registers Network

EWRN is an independent network of the National Registers in charge of overseeing the national implementation of the WEEE-Directive in the respective EU Member States.

Those responsible for managing the National Registers are working together as experts regarding (W)EEE and its proper treatment – always as representatives of their National Registers.

EWRN was established in 2006 and since then more and more National Registers attend EWRN meetings and benefit from the exchange of information.

!! NEW !!  EWRN document: Online platforms and WEEE responsibilities under Directive 2012/19/EU.  Read more ...

Guidance paper - Differentiation between components and EEE. Read more ...

Guidance paper (updated 10/2019) - The 6 new Categories (Open Scope). Read more...

WEEE2 Exclusions - Guidance papers subject to the new exclusions. Read more...