Retrowow legal information

Copyright

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WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The Regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.

The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.

  • Much of the UK's WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
  • Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.

Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Retrowow is obliged under these Regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when you buy from us a new electrical or electronic product.

For example, if a customer bought a new EEE item from us we would accept their old WEEE item and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.

If you wish to take advantage of this scheme please contact us by email. We will then provide you with an address to which you can send the WEEE item. Please note, you are responsible for any costs incurred in sending the WEEE item back to us.

Many local authority recycling centres accept waste electrical and electronic products.  Further details of your nearest WEEE recycling centre can be found at www.recyclenow.com/why_recycling_matters/electricals/blitz_your_ewaste.html

Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:

WEEE symbol

Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13 August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.

 
 

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