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What is the Scope of WEEE

Contained within the written of the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation is an exhaustive list of everyday equipment, all of which is now classified as hazardous waste. With insufficient copy space to include the entire list, contained in the list below is an indication of the scope of the legislation, and what now […]

Specific Items covered by WEEE

The items which are contained in the following list, although not claiming to be an exhaustive list are now classified as hazardous waste, therefore licenced handling, carriage and disposal is required as laid down in the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation. Televisions, digital TV decoders, video and DVD players Computers, laptops, printers, mobile […]

What is the current UK WEEE Legislation?

Introduced into UK legislation in 2007 the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE), the regulations have been successful in tidying up the ambiguity surrounding the issue of hazardous and toxic materials which are elements of the component parts of electronic equipment. The items contained in the following list are now all classed as hazardous waste, […]

The changes introduced by the WEEE

The introduction of WEEE, that is to say the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment legislation which came into effect in 2007 brought about a sea change in the way in which electronic and electrical equipment was classified, as well as its management and subsequent disposal by industry. Within the framework of the legislation electrical and […]

The Background of the WEEE

Enacted in 2007 the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation is a legal framework which formaises the disposal of electronic and electrical equipment, and is especially loaded against business and industry. Consumers buying their new mobile phones, laptops, computers, TVs and other personal electronic and electrical items can opt for the recycling process which […]

Why the Waste and Electrical Equipment Legislation is so Important

Introduced in 2007 the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) legislation is designed as a framework by which industry and commerce can formally dispose of the millions of tonnes of which is generated every year across the European Union, of which a large proportion originates in the UK. The framework now places a duty of […]

What is WEEE and what do you have to do to comply with the framework of the legislation?

The Waste & Electronic Equipment legislation, or to apply its acronym of WEEE was instigated in 2007 and places emphasis on the controlled disposal of all and any electrical and/or electronic equipment, and lays down a framework within which business owners and licenced disposal carriers and recyclers have to operate. Electrical and electronic equipment is […]

What provision has been made in your business for the safe disposal of hazardous waste?

The definition of hazardous waste is a complex one, but for the benefit of anyone who is unsure what is covered within the framework of The Waste Electronic & Electric Equipment legislation (WEEE), it is basically anything which is electrically operated either by battery, mains, AC or DC current. Consider your workplace and look around […]

Reduce waste, recycle and dispose of your industrial waste responsibly

For every piece of electrical and/or electronic equipment which is disposed of in a landfill site (which is illegal by the way) the potential for environmental damage increases exponentially; most modern electrical and electronic equipment has as an element of its construction and component parts toxic substances and heavy elements. Arsenic, cadmium, mercury, bromine and […]

As a business owner, are you aware your obligations for the safe disposal of electrical and IT equipment according to WEEE?

Regardless of whether your business is involved in the manufacture and supply of double glazing, an engineering oriented business or warehousing, the WEEE legislation makes it a criminal offence for ANY business to dispose of electrical and electronic equipment without a licence. In point of fact, disposal of any such equipment through a channel other […]