How is e-waste defined and what will be included in-scope for the investigations?

/How is e-waste defined and what will be included in-scope for the investigations?

How is e-waste defined and what will be included in-scope for the investigations?

E-waste can be described simply as any device that requires a plug or battery to operate, and includes:

  • re-chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, including lead-acid batteries used in vehicles or stationary power systems (excluding large batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage applications); and
  • categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) defined in Annex III of European Directive 2012/19/EU.
    • In the WEEE Directive EEE is defined as equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current
    • This definition extends to all EEE components, sub-assemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding e.g. printer cartridges
      • Please note, the WEEE Directive currently exempts the following EEE arisings from extended producer responsibility requirements:
        • arms, munitions and war material intended for specifically military purposes
        • equipment designed to be sent into space
        • large-scale stationary industrial tools
        • medical devices where such devices are expected to be infective prior to end of life, and active implantable medical device

See the Electrical and Electronic Priority Product Declaration here

See the categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) defined in Annex III of European Directive 2012/19/EU here

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