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Crossed-out “wheely bin”

Crossed-out “wheely bin” symbolThe Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 2012/19/EU, makes it a requirement for manufacturers to display the crossed-out “wheely bin” symbol on all Electrical and Electronic Equipment that is to be placed on the European market.

The crossed-out “wheely bin” symbol is not a certification mark, but is intended to ensure that consumers and equipment users understand that they should take special steps to dispose of the product when end of life.

The WEEE Directive is part of a series of European legislation that is designed to contribute to the efficient use of resources, the retrieval of valuable materials and to reduce the quantity of toxic and hazardous waste which might otherwise pollute the environment.

The WEEE Directive is designed to provide an incentive for producers to consider the opportunity for recycling as part of the product design process by making producers responsible financing the cost of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.

Producers placing products on the UK market are required to register with a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS). The PCS will require producers to disclose the quantity of EEE placed on the UK market and will use this information to calculate the charge that the producer will be required to pay.

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