The WEEE Directive

The time has come to take responsibility for ensuring old equipment does not end up in landfill sites. In order to do this, companies need to put environmental policies in place.

The European WEEE Directive requires the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. This applies to a wide range of electronic and electrical products, including telecoms. Under the WEEE, you can no longer throw away your old and unwanted hardware. Producers and importers are responsible for financing the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Reference: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC, as amended by 2003/108/EC.

The European WEEE Directive affects the following categories:

  • IT and Telecommunications Equipment
  • Large Household Appliances
  • Small Household Appliances
  • Consumer Equipment
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Toys, Leisure and Sport Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Monitoring and Control Instruments
  • Automatic Dispensers

Please contact us if you require any advice or support on how the WEEE directive impacts your business.

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