Government Decision no 1037 was published on 02 November 2010 for preventing wastes from EEE and also to encourage the reuse and recycling of EEE components. The list of EEE includes, but is not limited to large and small household equipments, telecommunication and information, medical devices, toys, illuminating etc.
According to these provisions producers and resellers of EEE have the following obligations:
It is forbidden to project non reusable equipments;
When selling a new device, at customer request, seller must take over the equivalent old EEE, under the same delivery terms and free of charge;
To keep a track register of all in and out wasted EEE and/or components, materials recovered;
To finance the procedure for collecting an recovering wasted EEE;
To inform the customers about selective recovery of EEE, collection centers available for them, effects on environment;
To mark on EEE with the symbol of selective recovery (annex 4 of the decision)
Companies can choose between own management or wasted EEE or to forward them to specialized centers. An objective of 4 kg/habitant/year of recovered wasted EEE must be fulfilled and targets will be established depending on the national quantities of EEE introduced in Romania during one year. Financing obligation come as a bank warranty, insurance policy on behalf of Romanian Environment Agency or through adhesion to one of the authorized collecting organizations.