IN DEPTH INFORMATION
A producer placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the UK
market will fall within the scope of the Regulations.
. “Producer” means any person who, irrespective of the selling technique
used, including by means of distance communication:
•Manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment under their
•Resells under their own brand equipment produced by other suppliers.
A reseller is not regarded as the “producer” if the brand of the producer
appears on the equipment; or
•Imports or exports EEE on a professional basis into an EU member
Producers have a number of obligations under the Regulations:
•They must join a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) to discharge
their obligations e.g. registering as a producer, reporting data on EEE
put on the UK market and arrange the financing of any costs of
collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of WEEE in line with their
•They must ensure the marking of EEE put onto the UK market to assist
with its separate collection at the end of its life:
•They must make information available to treatment facilities in respect
of new types of EEE they put on the UK market.
See the links on the right for detailed government guidance on the two directives.