According to the Ministry of Commerce, the EU will implement a directive on August 13 this year, which stipulates that the products related to the collection, disposal, recycling and environmental protection of the products put on the market will be borne by the manufacturer or importer. Some experts believe that producers will pay hundreds of millions of dollars for this.
The environmental regulations that the European Union will implement on August 13th are the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. The directive covers 10 major categories of products such as large household appliances, small household appliances, information technology and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, lighting equipment, electrical and electronic tools, toys and leisure and sports equipment, medical equipment, monitoring equipment, and vending machines. . According to industry analysts, the world manufacturing industry will spend 20 billion US dollars to improve the environmental performance of products.
According to reports, although the new environmental protection directives are only implemented in the EU, as the manufacturing products of all countries in the world are sold to the EU, the institutions should take measures as soon as possible to adapt to the new EU standards.
Some analysts believe that SMEs will find it difficult to meet the requirements of new environmental regulations, but the EU is forcing electronics manufacturers to regulate their behavior in order to benefit the world from new environmental regulations.