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WEEE & ROHS Directives

WEEE (European Union Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Directive 2002/96/EC on "Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment"

WEE Directive makes it compulsory to collect and recycle electric and electronic equipment separately. In that context, manufacturers are expected to design their products by giving due consideration to the possibility of recovering, recycling, and disassembling them based on the principle that manufacturers will also be responsible for the phase of expiry of the useful lives of their products.

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

Directive 2002/95/EC on "Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances"

It was issued in order to ensure that hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment are reduced. According to RoHS Directive, waste electric and electronic equipment are risky because of hazardous substances they contain even if they have been collected separately. Those substances include heavy metals, PBB (polybrominated biphenil) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenil ether).

Full Texts of The Directives;

WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC