The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations came into force as a new piece of producer responsibility legislation in 2007. WEEE aims to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment – EEE – ending up in landfill.
WEEE regulations require the collection, treatment, recycling and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE waste. The regulations affect all brand owners, importers and distributors or retailers of WEEE. WEEE Regulations require producers to finance the recycling costs at the end of product life.
The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. Business have to adhere to the ‘duty of care’ that the government expect from businesses is the UK when dealing with WEEE and EEE waste management and removal.
You may also have obligations under the WEEE Regulations if you are a business with electrical or electronic equipment to dispose of, or if you sell electrical or electronic equipment. E-Safe Recycling will provide information and advice on complying with the WEEE Regulations to producers of Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE).