The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
The latest version of the directive (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013) became UK law on the 1st of January 2014 and affirms the responsibility for the environmentally friendly disposal of WEEE on the manufactures of such equipment.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. UTAX (UK) Ltd encourages all of its customers to be aware of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).
UTAX (UK) Ltd supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of waste to landfill and prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.
As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, UTAX (UK) Ltd complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/GE0003ZR.
UTAX operate a ‘take back and recycle’ scheme where obligated waste i.e. electrical equipment falling within scope of the WEEE Regulations 2013, placed on the market by UTAX (UK) LTD after 13th Aug 2005 and reaching the end of its life, can be returned to us for disposal. Our copiers, printers, multifunctional devices and used toner cartridges will be disposed of responsibly, without going into landfill, and as many components as possible recycled into re-useable materials.
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