Thursday, May 1, 2014

WEEE Directive Helps To Build and Save Our Environment

The Recycling of the EE goods is a major part in the Waste and recycling industry and a rapidly growing sector due to a huge acceptance of WEEE directives in UK from the regulations in 2006 and also they accepted the recast after February 2014 because before the acceptance the e-waste was tackled by household waste stream. Keeping out the EEE which was very hazardous for the environment and earth soil, the waste then consequent to EU Waste Catalogue, which represents the six digit number in three sets of two, and toxic element are denoted by an asterisk at the end of the number.  UK is a producer about 2 million tons of WEEE, which are retired by households and companies and most of them are those that need a battery and plugs.

“There are ten broad categories of WEEE outlined within the WEEE Regulations, namely:
  • Large household appliances e.g. fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers
  • Smallhousehold appliances e.g. vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters and clocks
  • IT and telecommunications equipment – e.g. personal computers, copying equipment, telephones and pocket calculators
  • Consumer equipment e.g. radios, televisions, hi-fi equipment, camcorders ad musical instruments
  • Lighting equipment e.g. straight and compact fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps
  • Electrical and electronic tools – e.g. drills, saws and sewing machines, electric lawnmowers
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment e.g. electric rains, games consoles and running machines”
The large commercial appliances make about 40% of the EE such as Fridge, ovens, or washing machine and several other objects with large volume like companies IT equipments like Computers, TVs that are come in 2 million every year and small appliances kettles and hair dryers, electrical tools and mobile phones and digital watches also made a huge part of the overall EE volume in UK.

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