WEEE Recycling

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  1. [FONT=&amp]Environmental pollution, particularly in landfills, from discarded electronic equipment or "waste electrical and electronic equipment" (WEEE), has been an increasing concern worldwide. Pollution occurs due to leakage of hazardous materials contained in the discarded equipment. The European Union has passed two related regulations to improve e-waste management and to limit the presence of hazardous materials in the waste.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]One is the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (popularly called the Lead free RoHS) which limits the presence of six hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment. The other is the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The WEEE directive aims at minimization of the impact of e-waste on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfills. EU members are required to incorporate the provisions of both the RoHS and the WEEE is directives into their individual legislations. The WEEE Compliance Scheme makes producers responsible for financing the collection, treatment, and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. It also seeks to oblige distributors to allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge. This provision is based on the precept that the polluter should pay and applies irrespective of the selling technique, including distance selling. Producers are also required to provide reuse and treatment information on their products. This is to facilitate the reuse of components and to ensure the correct and environmentally sound treatment of WEEE, including maintenance, upgrade, and refurbishment and recycling. The registration process and management requirements are different in each EU member state.[/FONT]
  2. Reporteddddddddd!!!!

    Sorry broke the 10 letter rule!
  3. It is a nice step towards sustainable environment.

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