Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

WEEE

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is an EU directive which set targets for reuse and recycling. The related Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive limited the materials allowed in new electronic equipment. WEEE requires manufacturers to register with national authorities, report on amounts sold, and organize or finance collection and recycling. Consumers, local authorities and waste processors must handle WEEE products in a separate hazardous waste stream.