Boss: start preparing for WEEE

29 November 2004 – High Wycombe (UK): The Boss Federation is advising its members of preliminary steps they can take in advance of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) regulations coming into force next year.

Its WEEE Directive education programme outlines two main ways that brand owners and importers can start preparing themselves: identifying the products they handle that fall into the WEEE product categories; and weighing those products. Product weight will be a key factor in determining the recycling obligation, the federation warned.

Boss Industry Standards manager Philippa Morrel said: "The delays on implementing WEEE have been frustrating but, at least, no one should now be surprised when it eventually comes into play."

The obligations will now become law on 13 August 2005 and the draft WEEE guidance indicates that companies must start preparing from the start of 2005 onwards.

For more information, visit:

www.dti.gov.uk/sustainability/weee/ or www.bossfederation.co.uk