In Germany on 24th March 2006 the most relevant regulations of the German Act on Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) came into force as national implementation of the European WEEE and RoHS Directives [ElektroG 2005]. In order to support the concerned parties in their work, the VDI guideline committee 2343 – recycling of electric and electronic devices - was established.

The objective of Guideline VDI 2343 is to elaborate and compile practice-tailored and state of the art recommendations for the parties concerned.


EcoX VDI2343 Guidelines outlines a seven-part approach to analysing the remanufacturing logistics chain. EGG 2008 VDI2343 Overview outlines the legislative, business, financial and operational background to the ElektroG directive and its prioritisation of reuse over recycling.