Philippine Notification G/TBT/N/PHL/194
The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) circulates the Philippine notification G/TBT/N/PHL/194 – Guidelines on the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to concerned sectors for comments.
The objectives of the draft guidelines are to:
a) Provide the framework mechanism for the appropriate management of WEEE;
b) Reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) type of waste and the hazards brought about by its components;
c) Promote the reuse of EEE and valorization of its waste components;
d) Encourage involvement of all relevant agencies and stakeholders in the life cycle of EEE through design innovation leading to their more efficient dismantling, recycling, and reuse; and
e) Institutionalize the principle of “extended producers responsibility” (EPR) in addressing the financial requirements involved in the implementation of the WEEE Guidelines. ÂÂ
The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB) as the regulatory agency will accept comments until 31 March 2016. Comments can be sent thru
. The full text can also be requested from said agency.
A copy of the said Philippine Notification is also available from the WTO Documents Online: G/TBT/N/PHL/194