WEEE stands for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE compliance aims to encourage the design of electronic products with environmentally safe recycling and recovery in mind. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2013) became law in the UK on 1 January 2014 and replaced the WEEE Regulations 2006. The UK regulations require businesses to Minimise waste arising from their electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) products and promote their reuse.
The UK regulations require businesses to:
Minimise waste arising from their electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) products and promote their reuse
Ensure the waste products are treated correctly and meet recovery and recycling targets for the waste materials
Design products by reducing material use and enhancing reusability and recyclability