Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Pursuant to Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Decree on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management in the year 2006 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 107/06). The Decree lays down the rules for waste electrical and electronic equipment management, with the purpose of preventing incorrect disposal or inappropriate recycling and recovery.The Decree commits all producers, acquirers and importers of this equipment to collect and provide the correct treatment and recovery of waste equipment.
 
DIRECTIVE 2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), also known as the WEEE Directive, represents a new challenge for EU Member States and traders. The primary purpose of this environmental policy is to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilize natural resources prudently and rationally. The directive is based on the principle that environmental damage should be rectified at source and that the polluter, i.e. producer, distributor or importer of equipment, should pay. The Directive imposes an obligation of responsibility upon all producers of electrical and electronic equipment, ranging from large and small household appliances, computers, TV sets, printers, electrical tools, medical devices and beverage dispensers.

How to handle with waste electrical and electronic equipment
 
 
The crossed-out container on the product, its packaging or in the manual indicates that this product can not be treated as mixed municipal waste, and that is put on the market after 13 August 2005. It is your responsibility to submit it to the special collection points for separate waste collection in the local utilities. Scrap device or appliance can submit the dealer or distributor immediately upon purchase of the like product. Thus to fulfill legal obligations and contribute to environmental protection.
 
»Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is treated to its composition and the presence of hazardous components as a special type of waste, so it needs to be separated from other waste and properly handled and processed. To this end, we inform you that your waste electrical and electronic equipment free of charge submit to the collection centres of ZEOS d.o.o, on our behalf to ensure appropriate management of WEEE. The nearest location of collection centre  of WEEE as well as other information can be found at www.zeos.si