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Status of the WEEE/RoHS Implementation in UK


Key Implementation Dates
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
Key Differences from Other Member States

Key Implementation Dates (Transposition and Implementation Delayed)

13th August 2005: Products to have wheeled bin, manufacturer and date markings
7th October 2005: UK RoHS Legislation passed by Pailiament.
June 2006: 7th October 2005: UK RoHS Legislation passed by Pailiament.
Mid 2006: Start of Producer registration.
Early 2007: This is probably when producers take financial responsibilities.
Early 2007: This is when retailers will probably start taking back WEEE.
1st July 2006: Control of substances under RoHS begins.
Mid 2007: Thus is probably when targets for collection and recycling will begin.

WEEE/RoHS Directive

WEEE Regulations

Draft Regulations
Draft Regulation Guidance

RoHS Regulations

Regulation Guidance

Key Differences from Other Member States

Clearing House : Because of differences in opinion only a basic clearing house scheme only is likely to be implemented.

Compliance Groups : B2B Compliance for business to business WEEE: and REPIC: Recycling Electrical Producers Industry Consortium:



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