The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is looking at clarifying the definition of household and non household WEEE in the UK.
BIS has recently put forward proposals to address a difference in its interpretation of “WEEE from private households” compared to the definition held by the European Commission. This follows some confusion caused by the Commission over whether some items, such as desktop PCs, should be classed as B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer) WEEE.
In April this year the European Commission published an FAQ document covering its interpretation of the revised WEEE Directive in this document, the Commission explained that ‘WEEE from private households’ refers exactly to: “electronic equipment which due to its nature can be assumed to be used by both private households (professional users). Such equipment should be registered and reported as household equipment and its waste should be considered WEEE from private households.”