Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive is one of a series of 'producer responsibility’
Directives that aims to minimise the impact of electrical and
electronic goods on the environment by making EU producers of
new equipment pay for the recycling and/or safe treatment and
disposal of the products they put on the market when they eventually
come to be thrown away.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
was agreed on 13 February 2003 and was laid before Parliament
on 12 December 2006 and enter into force on 2 January 2007.
As a producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Acco UK
Ltd (Acco) has already
- Identified which products fall within the Directive.
- Collated all the product data (volume and weight), for each
EU country, necessary to submit to the controlling bodies to
establish its recovery obligation.
- Complied with the WEEE product marking obligation by marking
all products manufactured from 13th August 2005, with the crossed
out "Wheelie Bin" symbol.
- Registered with Valpak’s Producer Compliance Scheme
our "unique producer number" is WEE/HB0045SY
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation
introduces new responsibilities for businesses and other non-household
users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). This includes
businesses, schools, hospitals, and government agencies, when
they dispose of their electrical waste. These organisations will
need to ensure that all separately collected WEEE is treated and