EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE.
The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
Under the UK WEEE regulations, ‘producers’ are required to mark all relevant EEE with a ‘crossed-out wheelie bin’ symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. Rega Research Ltd encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).
Rega Research Ltd supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.
As a producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Rega Research Ltd complies with its producer obligations by being registered as a member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE producer registration number WEE/KC1688SX.
As a B2B/B2C producer and distributor under the UK WEEE regulations, Rega Research Ltd. allows for end users of the EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us free of charge on a like-for-like basis for new EEE purchased. Such WEEE can be returned to your nearest Rega dealer or contact WeeeCare.
Alternatively, there is a network of recycling centres across the UK where consumers of WEEE can also take WEEE free of charge to be discarded, reused and/or recycled. The complete list of locations can be found at www.recyclenow.com.