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