ECO CONTRIBUTION AND TRUST
Eco-FEEs, or environmental handling fees, are used to finance the recovery and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of their life cycle. Eco-fees go to non-profit organizations, such as ECO-PV consortium, that manage the recovery and recycling of WEEE. In order to the “WEEE Directive” 2012/19/EU and the Italian law “Decreto RAEE” D.Lgs. 49/2014, the manufacturers must pay the guarantee contribution for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment end-of-life.
ECO-PV is the only Collective System that uses an English juridical tool to manage customer’s ECO-FEE: TRUST ECO-PV. With TRUST, ECO-PV offers its members a reliable and guaranteed instrument for ECO-FEE payment for the PV module recycling management. The guarantee shares for the future disposal of the PV modules are immobilized on TRUST ECO-PV and the client receives the receipt as test of its real immobilization. The money is made available by the TRUSTEE only at the PV module end-of-life, identifiable from the serial number.