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WEEE Regulations London

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electric and Electronic (WEEE) Regulations 2006.

The aim of the WEEE Directive is to divert WEEE from landfill by supporting the separate collection and reuse, recycling, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of the waste. The WEEE Directive is one of a number of European directives that apply the principle of “Company duty”. Under this principle, Producers need to take fiscal responsibility for the environmental effect of the goods they put on the market. If you manufacture, brand, rebrand and/or import electric gear in, or into the United Kingdom then it’s likely you will have producer duties under the WEEE Regulations.

The WEEE Directive also intends to enhance the environmental performance of other stakeholders involved in the EEE lifecycle. As a result, although the practice of “polluter pays” puts the fiscal duty of gathering and treating waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) on the Company, there are also consequences for Providers and Users of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) as well as treatment facility operators in the waste management industry and Company Conformity Schemes.

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