The WEEE Regulations make producers of electrical and electronic equipment responsible for the financing of the recovery and recycling of such equipment at the end of life. However, from 1st July 2007, in certain circumstances, the regulations also place responsibilities on end-users of WEEE to be responsible for the recovery and recycling of this equipment when it becomes waste. This has implications for the way institutions dispose of electrical and electronic waste.
The WEEE regulations also raise issues concerning contract negotiations for the supply of new electrical and electronic equipment and who takes responsibility for financing the recovery and recycling when the equipment becomes waste.
For more information on how to dispose of electronic waste read the EAUC's WEEE Insight Guide.
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