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FAQsWhat is WEEE?

WEEE is an abbreviation of 'Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment'. WEEE regulations govern the disposal of this type of waste.

What are the WEEE Regulations?

The WEEE directive states:

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations apply to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the categories listed below with a voltage of up to 1000 volts for alternating current or up to 1500 volts for direct current.
  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Monitoring and control equipment
  • Automatic dispensers.

Flashbay's responsibility as a manufacturer:

The WEEE directive states:

If you produce electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) you must mark all of your goods with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. This must be a visible, legible and permanent marking on your product. This will help separate waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from other waste streams. Only in exceptional circumstances when the product is far too small can this marking be printed on the packaging, instructions for use or the accompanying warranty. This marking must also include a producer's identification mark that easily identifies the producer of the equipment (this is normally a brand logo or brand name). A thick bar underneath the wheeled bin symbol to show that the product was placed on the market after 13 August 2005.