What does WEEE mean?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is an initiative with the environment in mind. As of 13th August 2005 electrical and electronic equipment should display a crossed out wheelie bin symbol on the packaging or product.

How does this impact me?

The WEEE initiative is to encourage you to dispose of your electrical and electronic waste separately from household waste.

Why should I care?

Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination which can lead to negative effects on human health and the environment.

We all have a responsibility to contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under these Regulations.

More Info

There is a lot of good information out there about WEEE and we suggest this as a good starting point to get involved: http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/banklocator/banklocator.aspx