The WEEE Register Society Ltd. was set up to assist producer companies in meeting their obligations for the responsible management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and from September 2008, producer obligations for batteries and accumulators.
This is in line with the requirements of an EU Directive which establishes the principle of producer responsibility. The WEEE Directive requires producers to be responsible for the financing of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE from 13 August 2005 and the Battery and Accumulator Directive requires producers to be responsible for batteries and accumulators from 26 September 2008.
The principal functions of the Society include:
- registration of producers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment and batteries and accumulators.
- notifying the EPA where there is evidence of non compliance with the Regulations.
- verification of visible Environmental Management Costs (vEMC) that are applicable to WEEE
- determination of the market share of individual producers.
WEEE Directive applies across ten categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment EEE
The following 10 categories have been identified in the WEEE Directive as belonging to EEE:
- 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 instruments
- Automatic dispensers
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