from an inspectorates
point of view
Carl Huijbregts
Human Environment and Transport
Inspectorate (ILT) of the Netherlands
Enforcement subjects of ILT
• WEEE directive
– Notification of producers
– Reporting of results
• Waste shipment regulation
– Illegal shipments
– Administrative requirements
Research in 2012:
What could WEEELABEX
mean in supervision of the
WEEE chain?
• National registration of collectors, transporters, brokers
(Provinces are CA for WEEE recyclers)
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Possible outcomes
• Nothing
• WEEELABEX as parameter in risk management
• Covenant
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• No legal requirement
• Not formalized standard
• Limited capacity for inspections
• Objective to limit the burden of inspections at well performing
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WEEELABEX as parameter in risk management
Risk factor
Company A
Company B
Company C
• Value depends on quality of the system
– Independency of auditors
– Historical improvements
• No direct information exchange with the system
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• Agreements with individual companies/organizations
– Company signs intention declaration
– Company informs the authority about audit results
– Authority decreases the inspections
• Requirements
– Very good compliance history
– Proofed system to guarantee compliance (WEEELABEX)
– Annual auditing
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Research questions for ILT
• Are government priorities implemented sufficiently in WEEELABEX?
• What is the independency of the auditors?
• What is the educational level of the auditors?
• What will be the (real) effect for bad performing companies?
• Which part of the companies activities is covered by WEEELABEX?
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Contact information
Carl Huijbregts
Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate
Hazardous Substances and Products/Waste
P.O. box 16191
2500 The Hague
Telephone +31 402652911
[email protected]
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