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WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. This 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 (although the consumer is responsible for the transporting costs of returning the equipment).

The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each each, 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 of 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 Electronics Equipment (EEE) have  part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Raw Power Pro Sound Ltd is obliged under these regulations to offer out customers free take-back of the WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us*

For example, if a customer bought a new PA Amplifier from us we would accept their old non-working PA Amplifier 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.

Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods shouls now be marked with the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol.

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

*As set out in the WEEE regulations, a like-for-lie items is one that a) "is of equivalent type to" and b) "has fulfile the same function as, the supplied equipment".