European Directive 2012/19/EU is a recast of existing Directive 2002/96/EC (as amended). The main changes include:
(a) introduction of higher Member State collection and recovery targets,
(b) all EEE will be covered (except listed product),
(c) an “authorised representative” will be able to fulfil the obligations of the producer.
The existing Directive 2002/96/EC (as amended) is repealed from 15 February 2014.
See here for the latest on implementation in the UK.