The WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Directive has serious implications for businesses that produce or supply electrical and electronic products. In the UK, the WEEE directive is expected to be implemented in early 2006. Companies that do not comply with the directive will not be able to sell their products in Europe.
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More information is available on in the step-by-step processes that companies will need to go through to ensure that they comply with the WEEE and Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives.
All companies that manufacture or produce electrical and electronic products will be required to meet the requirements of both the WEEE and RoHS directives. Under these regulations, companies will have whole-life responsibility for any of their products that carry the company logo or have been distributed by them. Find out how to comply with the legislation, what your business obligations are, and how this will affect your bottom line. Read more »