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What is WEEE/Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment..?

What is WEEE? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The WEEE Directive which came into force fully in 1st July 2007 puts the responsibility for disposal of electrical equipment with the manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, and requires them to dispose of unwanted items in an environmentally friendly manner. The WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive 2002/96/EC addresses end-of-life product waste. It requires the collection and treatment of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) at the end of the product’s life. It encourages the recycling and reuse of EEE. WEEE designed to protect the environment.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulation 2006 became law from 1st July 2007 and it is an offence to dispose of electrical or electronic equipment into landfill.

The University has a legal obligation to ensure all WEEE is transported to an Environment Agency approved recycling centre, having an audit trail for every piece of equipment disposed of. There is a cost to ensuring that the WEEE is transported to the Centre.