Are you WEEE regulations compliant when disposing of fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs?
are the WEEE Regulations?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
apply to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the categories
listed below with a voltage of up to 1000 volts for alternating
current or up to 1500 volts for direct current. www.netregs.gov.uk
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will need to comply with the WEEE Regulations if
you generate, handle or dispose of waste that falls under one of
ten categories of WEEE:
2.Small household appliances
3.IT and telecommunications equipment
6.Electrical and electronic tools
7.Toys, leisure and sports equipment
9.Monitoring and control equipment
two of the WEEE Regulations provides examples of products falling
within these categories. Schedule two of the Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 The WEEE Regulations apply
to importers, producers, retailers and users of EEE, and to businesses
that treat or recover WEEE.
regulations aim to:
waste from electrical and electronic equipment
the separate collection of WEEE
treatment, reuse, recovery, recycling and sound environmental
disposal of WEEE
producers of EEE responsible for the environmental impact of their
the environmental performance of all those involved during the
lifecycle of EEE.
environmental regulator will enforce the producer responsibility
aspects of the WEEE regulations regarding collection, disposal and
processing of WEEE. Contact your environmental regulator
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulations
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations aim to
minimise the use of certain hazardous materials in new EEE. The
requirements apply to eight of the ten WEEE categories and mainly
affect producers of EEE. Producers must provide evidence that concentrations
of hazardous materials in their products are below defined levels.
This includes all individual components and materials.
Restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
links (WEEE regulations):
are the WEEE Regulations?
the WEEE Regulations apply to your business?
online WEEE regulations compliance test for your business
The following lamps contain mercury and require disposal and recycling under the WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic regulations:
• fluorescent lamps
• High intensity discharge lamps
• linear fluorescent light bulbs
• Compact fluorescent light bulbs.
• high-pressure sodium lamps
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Ecolamp provide WEEE regulations compliant storage, disposal, collection and recycling solutions for fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps,
linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs.