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12 WEEE REGULATIONS

A chapter written by Andy Lucas, a partner in the Technology Law Group of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, in book A Manager’s Guide to IT Law (2nd edition) published by BCS.

If your company uses or sells electrical or electronic equipment, then you need to know about the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006, which were created in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of equipment disposal. If you are the user of the equipment, the Regulations may help you dispose of it more cheaply. If you are the producer, you need to understand what your obligations are under the Regulations, to avoid fines levied by the Environment Agency and to keep your customers happy. It’s a red-tape bonanza, and ...

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