What does ‘e-product’ and ‘e-waste’ mean?

/What does ‘e-product’ and ‘e-waste’ mean?

What does ‘e-product’ and ‘e-waste’ mean?

  • ‘E-product’ stands for ‘electrical and electronic product’ and can be simply described as any device that requires a plug or battery to operate (including batteries themselves).
  • ‘E-waste’ (aka ‘WEEE’ – waste electrical and electronic equipment) is a term used to describe any e-product that is unwanted or has reached the end of its useful life.
  • The New Zealand Government’s Declaration of Priority Products Notice 2020 for e-products and e-waste covers all:
    1. rechargeable batteries designed for use in electric or hybrid electric vehicles or household-scale and industrial renewable energy power systems, including but not limited to, lithium-ion batteries,
    2. 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
    3. categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) defined in Annex III and IV of European WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU.
  • Note: The Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.) has developed regulated product stewardship scheme recommendations for rechargeable batteries designed for use in electric or hybrid electric vehicles or household-scale and industrial renewable energy power systems. All re-chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries are included in the e-product stewardship co-design process led by TechCollect NZ.
  • See the Declaration of Priority Products Notice 2020 here.
  • See the categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) defined in Annex III and IV of European WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU here.
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