Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The WEEE Directive, also known as 2002/96/EC, is a European Directive aiming to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment and its impact on the environment. It seeks to achieve this by decreasing the amount of waste going to landfill and in turn improving re-use, recovery and recycling rates.
The WEEE regulations came into effect in January 2007 and apply to all producers placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) onto the market, whether that be through manufacturing, re-branding or importation. The regulations apply to all producers regardless of turnover, market share or number of employees and cover both domestic and business waste.
Producers are required to join an approved Producer Compliance Scheme or set up their own. Producer Compliance Schemes ensure that producers are registered with the appropriate waste agency and report the amount of EEE placed on the market to them. The WEEE regulations make producers responsible for financing the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of their market share of EEE by allowing consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge. All new EEE placed on the market must be marked with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol.
At World Time Solutions we take our ethical responsibility to protect our environment very seriously. We take strict measures to limit the amount of waste we produce as a business.
In order to return an item of WEEE under these regulations when you are purchasing an equivalent item from us, please contact us on +44 (0)1296 331428 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a collection.
For further information visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/32084.aspx