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Following a 18 month transposition period the WEEE Recast Directive 2012/19/EU will enter into scope on 14 February 2014. Like the RoHS Recast Directive before WEEE will become an open-scope directive but from the earlier date of 15 August 2018, when six new categories of product will apply.

 

The six new categories which will apply from 15 August 2018 are:

  1. Temperature exchange equipment
  2. Screens, monitors, and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100 cm2
  3. Lamps
  4. Large equipment (any external dimension greater than 50cm) including, but not limited to: Household appliances; IT and telecommunication equipment; consumer equipment; luminaires; equipment reproducing sound or images, musical equipment; electrical and electronic tools; toys, leisure and sports equipment; medical devices; monitoring and control instruments; automatic dispensers; equipment for the generation of electric currents. This category does not include equipment included in categories 1 to 3.
  5. Small equipment (no external dimension more than 50cm) including, but not limited to: Household appliances; consumer equipment; luminaires; equipment reproducing sound or images, musical equipment; electrical and electronic tool; toys, leisure and sports equipment; medical devices; monitoring and control instruments; automatic dispensers; equipment for the generation of electric currents. This category does not include equipment included in categories 1 to 3.
  6. Small IT and telecommunication equipment (no external dimension more than 50 cm)

 

 

 

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