What is WEEE in relation to e-waste?

What is WEEE in relation to e-waste?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling (WEEE)

What is covered by WEEE regulations?

The goods covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations fall into the following categories: electrical and electronic tools, eg drills, welding equipment and lawnmowers. toys, leisure and sports equipment, eg electric train sets, video games and slot machines.

What is the current WEEE directive?

The first EU WEEE Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC), which took effect in February 2003, mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment. RoHS compliance dovetails into WEEE by reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in electronics manufacture.

Which country has lowest e-waste?

There were large differences between nations on the per capita scales, with Cambodia (1.10 kg), Vietnam (1.34 kg) and the Philippines (1.35 kg) the lowest e-waste generators per capita in 2015.

What are the 10 categories of e waste?


  • Fridges, freezers and other cooling equipment.
  • Computers and telecommunications equipment.
  • Consumer electronic devices and solar panels.
  • TVs, monitors and screens.
  • LED bulbs.
  • Vending machines.

Which are the top 3 countries generating e waste?

NEW DELHI: India is the third largest electronic waste generator in the world after China and the USA and these three countries together contributed 38% of total 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste, generated worldwide in 2019.

How do you comply with WEEE?

7 obligations faced by Producers to comply with WEEE Directive

  1. Registration.
  2. Regular Declaration of Material Placed on the Market.
  3. Information to End-users and Marking Requirements.
  4. Information Made Available to Recyclers.
  5. Organisation of Take-back and Recycling.
  6. Financing of Take-back and Recycling Operations.

What qualifies as E-waste?

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products.

What is E-Waste give examples?

Examples of e-waste Consumer electronics;(Television, Mobile, DVD Players etc.) Office electronics;(Laptop, Projector, Scanner, Printer, Copier etc.) Lighting devices (Incandescent Lamp, Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamp, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) Lamp etc.) Power tools (Air compressor, Hammer Drill etc.)

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