Why get an expert to manage compliance with the WEEE Directive?
Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment have to analyze, understand and adapt to the requirements from the environmental legal framework, while their business interest is to ensure growth and performance.
For producers, waste management obligations arising from the Waste Framework Directives, are a growing administrative, financial and operational burden, particularly where there is a commercial presence across several countries with a range of business partners. This is because the act of placing a device on the market in a given country makes the entity involved immediately responsible for managing end-of-life for that device.
In 2016, in Ghana, the government adopted the “Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act 2016 (Act 917).
WEEElogic is willing to expand its partnership network coverage to offer compliance and recycling as well as circular economy solutions to manufacturers, OEM’s, distant sellers and importers.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is now implemented across many countries as a means of organising the management of waste.
Indeed, the principle stands for a health and environmentally-friendly waste management system.
Waste is no longer the sole responsibility of the end-user (consumers, municipalities or businesses) but falls to the entity that first made the goods available by placing them on the local market.
In Europe as of August 15th 2018 printer cartridges containing electrical parts such as a chip will have to be reported and compliant with WEEE legislation in each EU member state.