One of the Firm’s key areas of activity is the environment in relation to activities directly and indirectly related to electrical and electronic equipment and batteries.

The Firm currently provides advice and assistance in the areas of WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment), RoHS (restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) governed by the provisions of the directives 2002/96/EC and 2002/95/EC, recently implemented in Italy by Italian Legislative Decree No.188 of 20 November 2008.

Maurizio Iorio is a board member, with a legal assistance and advisory role, of Consorzio Re.Media, the main non-profit multi-product collective compliance system established by law by manufacturers of electric and electronic equipment (pursuant to article 10.1 of the Italian Legislative Decree 151/05) to meet the recovery and management requirements imposed on them by law.x


  PDFDifference between used products and waste , EEE and WEEE Used products can be transported without particular formalities and costs like any other non-hazardous mobile item, waste is subject to a scheme of its own with an evident cost and obligations in terms of transport and quality. (Article published on issue of January 2015 on Market Place magazine).

   PDF: The WEEE and Waste batteries representative in Italy WEEE 2 regulations and legislation on waste batteries and accumulators: obligations imposed on Producers who introduce EEE, Batteries and accumulators in countries other than those in which they are established.  Article published on issue of October 2014 on Market Place magazine

  PDFThe new WEEE Directive Examination of some aspects of the new WEEE Directive 2012/17/UE. Article published on issue of June 2012 on Market Place magazine

  PDFThe new RoHS DIRECTIVE ( Directive 2011/65/EU of 8 June 2011on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment )  By 2 January 2013, all EU countries will have to implement the new RoHS Directive, which is rather articulated and complex. The purpose of this document it is to simply examine, in view of the forthcoming entry into force of the new legislation, some practical, relevant and immediate issues of particular interest to those who produce, import and market the products – now becoming increasingly numerous – involved by the restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances.

  PDF: How has the WEEE 2 Directive been implemented in Italy? Italian peculiarities, problems and issues. Article published on issue of April 2012 on Market Place magazine