New e-waste recycling laws begin

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gkd_uk

Yellow Belt
A much-delayed law that makes British producers and importers of electronic goods responsible for the recycling of their products has come into force.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires 4kg of "e-waste" to be recycled per person.

Manufacturers have to fund recycling schemes, while retailers must offer take-back services to customers.

The legislation was supposed to be operational by August 2005 but was delayed by "major difficulties".

E-waste, which includes PCs, games consoles, microwaves and washing machines, is the fastest-growing form of rubbish in the European Union.

The UK produces an estimated 1.2m tonnes of e-waste each year, most of which has been ending up in landfill sites.

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mikeinlincs

Yellow Belt
Anyone noticed the Curry's adverts trying to make people think their doing the customer a favour by taking the packaging / old unti away.

I know they try to get their customers thinking they where doing something special.... they just started before they all have too

Mike :)
 
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