WEEE stands for Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, so anything which relies on a plug or batteries in order to work. The WEEE Directive 2012 dictated that all European manufacturers and distributers are responsible for the impact their products have on the environment. Prior to 2005 the consumer was responsible for disposal of their electrical waste whereas since this date the responsibility lies with the distributor. This includes both domestic and commercial appliances from bedside lamps to complex medical equipment.
All electrical waste contains chemicals that are harmful to the environment as well as non-biodegradable materials. If left in landfill they will decay and pollute the earth with toxins. Elements such as plastics, metals and glass conversely remain completely intact for many, many years. For this reason responsible WEEE recycling is crucial. At skipmate.com we are aware of the seriousness of ensuring the correct recycling to reduce our impact on the environment and provide a safe, responsible and ecologically aware service.
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