Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment - WEEE
European Legislation was introduced for Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment in 2003 (2002/96 EC). Further revisions have since taken place to the legislation resulting in a re cast Directive published in the Official Journal of the European Union in July 2012 (2012/19 EU).
New measures are contained under the recast Directive and will need to be introduced.
The legislation has been introduced across Europe in order to address the problems associated with this growing waste stream. An estimated 10 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown away each year and with the ever increasing demand for new technology alongside consumer choices, the level of disposal is set to increase further.
Regulations have been in place within the UK since 2007 and cover all aspects of compliance criteria, transposing the requirements of the Directive into UK law.
Those who are involved in producing, distributing & importing electrical & electronic equipment need to look very carefully at their responsibilities under the UK WEEE regulations. These regulations also impact on waste management companies, waste treatment facilities, compliance schemes, exporters, local authorities & consumers.
If you are a business with electrical or electronic equipment to dispose of, or if you sell electrical or electronic equipment you may also have obligations under the WEEE Regulations.
W E & E Consulting has considerable WEEE experience and fully understands the requirements of the WEEE legislation along with local WEEE regulations in the UK. If you require assistance then contact us with your enquiry and we will be pleased to help.