WEEEWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
WEEEWaste Electrical and Electronics Equipment
WEEEWaste from Electric and Electronic Equipment (directive)
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Athanasiou said WEEE Cyprus was an initiative set up by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) in June 2008, to encourage consumers to recycle their old electric and electronic appliances instead of throwing them away.
As electrical and electronic products, including TVs, mobile phones, e-toys, PCs, digital cameras and pervasive computing are rapidly devalued and become waste due to fast update and built-in obsolescence, the WEEE stream has become a major challenge for the waste management industry.
On the other hand, the proper management of WEEE contributes to the progress in implementing environmental policies and diminishing the danger generated by the uncontrolled waste disposal, but also promotes saving scarce natural resources and raw materials.
Originally introduced in 2002, as Directive 2002/96/EC, the WEEE Directive has been reviewed and updated to expand its scope, and producer responsibilities.
"We have already attracted WEEE Environmental to the site and we are confident that we will receive significant interest in the one remaining vacant unit.
WEEE Ireland chief Leo Donovan said: "We have been a Europe leader in this area and we want to lead the way in achieving 65% take back rates in the coming years."
Currently, ERP offers recycling and compliance services for WEEE, batteries and packaging to more than 2,500 customers in 32 countries worldwide.
They simply need to say: "What new electrical product/products do you need - up to the value of PS1,000 - and why?" Followed by answering: "What does WEEE stand for?" All eligible applications that answer correctly will be considered.
The 2002/96/EC Directive on waste electric and electronic equipment, also known as the WEEE Directive, together with the 2002/95/EC Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment (the RoHS Directive) were, until the 13th of August 2012, the main regulatory documents in the field of WEEE at European level.