The new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU entered into force on 13 August 2012 and will be transposed into national law by 14 February 2014 (1 January in the UK). At that time the old WEEE directive 2002/96/EC will be repealed.

From 15 August 2018 the scope of the directive is widened to include all electrical and electronic equipment which shall be classified within 6 categories instead of the existing 10 categories.

BIS guidance notes are attached.




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