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BIS issues WEEE guidance

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has issued guidance notes on the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013. These regulations apply to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of the Regulations.

When considering the scope of the WEEE Regulations the guidance suggests considering the following three questions:

Is the item EEE? The Regulations contain a definition of EEE in Part 1, Regulation 2 - Interpretation.

Does the item of EEE fall into 1 of the 10 categories listed in Schedule 1 of the Regulations?

Is the item specifically exempt under Regulation 7 or excluded in Regulation 8?

The full guidance can be downloaded from the attached document.