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Consumers Rights & Obligations

WEEE REGULATIONS OVERVIEW FOR CONSUMERS

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (SI3259) (the WEEE Regulations) are UK wide regulations that transpose the requirements of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted by the EC in 2003 (2002/96/EC and 2003/108/EC).......... (Link to WEEE Regs)

In June 2007 the UK Government introduced new laws on producers of electrical and electronic equipment to take full responsibility for the products they have placed and continue to place on the market.

The objectives are to ensure producers accept responsibility for the cost associated in dealing with electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) at end of life and to encourage them to design more eco friendly and sustainable products and in doing so reduce land fill.

CONSUMER RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

First of all if you are buying new EEE and it does not have the WEEE logo on either it or its packaging you are advised "not to buy"

When buying replacement same as or like for like equipment IE: DVD for DVD or DVD for VCR you should ask what arrangements the retailer has for dealing with WEEE...... The answer will ether be:

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