WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006)
Every year 1 million tonnes of electrical & electronic waste is disposed of in landfills across the UK. The new WEEE Regulations come into force on 1 January 2007. The WEEE regulations aim to reduce and improve recycling rates of Commercial and domestic electrical & electronic waste.
The WEEE regulations will have a huge impact on producers of electrical & electronic equipment. They will now be directly responsible for collecting and recycling of all equipment placed on the market after 13 August 2005.
Correct disposal of Electrical & Electronic equipment placed on the market before 13 August 2005 will be the responsibility of the end business user unless they are replacing it like for like product.
Failure to comply with the regulations may result in a £5,000 fine per offence in a magistrates court or an unlimited fine if imposed by the crown court.
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