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Electronic equipment (EEE)

Electronics placed on the market and waste electronics collected

Here you can see the difference between quantities of electronics placed on the market and quantities of waste electronics collected. The aim is that the gap between the curves should gradually close up, as this will indicate that producers, their compliance schemes, and the authorities assume their take-back duty of end-of-life electronics, thereby ensuring environmental treatment and recycling of the material resources into new products.

Developments in quantities sold and quantities collected

Graphs should meet

The graphs show developments in total quantities of electronics placed on the market and quantities of waste electronics collected over a ten-year period, covering equipment from both households and businesses. A decrease in collected quantities of waste electronics is seen from 2011 to 2017, after which collected quantities seem to go up. It is also seen that the quantities placed on the Danish market in the period show a similar, or even higher, increase. The quantities making up the space between the two graphs are shown in the following tables.

Difference in quantities sold and quantities collected from households in tonnes

2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Markedsført115848.966113462.351116899.704122943.46124298.898135807.937137800.441158633.662175491.801171246.402
Indsamlet74587.09370335.58468869.96767396.50868350.1866990.3868169.33670938.03477867.75675272.566
REST ton41261.87343126.76748029.73755546.95255948.71868817.55769631.10587695.62897624.04595973.836
REST %35.61695406068638.00975973078541.08627768638345.18089209462645.0114352582650.67270626458350.53039344046855.28185310378855.62883533231356.044293415286

Collection rate

The ‘remainder’ reflects the share of electronics that would have been collected if the collection rate was 100% in each year. The larger this rate the lower is the collection rate, which is one of the statutory environmental measurement points. It is seen that the ‘remainder’ rate increased from 28% to just below 49% in the period from 2011 to 2017, after which it gradually improves to 55.2 in 2020. However, there is still some work to be done to attain the current environmental target of a collection rate of 65%.

EU environmental targets

The EU Commission has set out environmental targets for the Member States of 45% waste electronics collected in 2016, going up to at least a 65% collection rate in 2019.

Difference in quantities sold and quantities collected from businesses

2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Markedsført25664.0524902.59735713.98929665.56634958.75739012.20440186.68445714.8553324.80783459.408
Indsamlet1039.3461192.8521798.9754067.7292187.7342291.6382976.3552081.041022.9651467.522
REST ton24624.70423709.74533915.01425597.83732771.02336720.56637210.32943633.8152301.84281991.886
REST %95.95018712946795.20992930978294.96282815117686.28804520365593.74195712965494.12584328739892.59367854287395.44778119145198.08163393821698.241633825152

For collection of electronics manufactured for professional use, please read notes here

Statistics electronics

EEE placed on the market

See quantities of electronics per category that were placed on the Danish market in 2020; you can also see developments in quantities placed on the market.

Quantities of waste electronics collected

See quantities of waste electronics collected in municipalities, by compliance schemes, or taken back by the producer in 2020.

Municipal collection of electronics

See municipal collection of waste electronics. See how many electronics each municipality collects per fraction, capita, and total.

Difference - sold and collected

See the difference between what is placed on the market and what is collected as waste.

Treated quantities - Geographical area

See the geographical location of the first treatment facility as well as rate of reuse, recycling, and recovery per category.

Environmental targets Electronics

See Denmark's compliance with environmental targets set out by the EU Commission.