WEEE Registration of UK Assignment

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ContentsHistorical Background-WEEE.........................................................................................................2Aim of WEEE Directive..................................................................................................................3Registration of WEEE.....................................................................................................................3Benefits of WEEE............................................................................................................................4Hazards of WEEE............................................................................................................................5Factors influencing the legislation or policy...................................................................................5Impact of legislation or policy on businesses..................................................................................8UK’s Compliance policies...............................................................................................................8Assessment of the legislation or policy...........................................................................................9Recommendations..........................................................................................................................10Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................12References......................................................................................................................................131
Historical Background-WEEEWEEE stands for waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE is a complex combinationof the materials and parts that contain the harmful content and it can cause the majorenvironmental and health problems if they are not properly managed. The First WEEE directiveis established in 2003 in the Month of February. The aim of this directive is to create thecollection schemes where consumers give it back to their WEEE free of cost. These schemes areprovided to increase the re-use and recycling of WEEE. The European commission decided toamend the directive in December 2008 in order to handle the increasing number of wastestreams.The new Directive comes to effective on 14 February 2014. There are two legislations that puttogether to address the problems - WEEE directive on waste electrical and electronic equipmentand another one is the RoHS directive on the restriction of the use of certain harmful substancesin electrical and electronic equipment. RoHS directive established in February 2003 thatrestricting the use of harmful material in electrical equipment and this legislation needs heavymetals like lead, mercury, chromium to be replaced by safer alternatives. For the compliance tothe WEEE directive, the manufacturer became responsible for this and if they fail to compliance,then they are eligible to prosecution. The aim of these directives is to encourage recycling, reuseand development of the electronic parts which are more environmentally friendly products. AWEEE regulation in the UK is regulated by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills(BIS) and also works in partnership with the administrations[ CITATION Eur163 \l 1033 ].Allthe authorized treatment facilities are taken care by the department of Environment food andRural Affairs (DEFRA) and all the Environment Agencies are the enforcement agencies withregard to the producer responsibilities.2
Aim of WEEE DirectiveThe uses of scarce and expensive resources are needed for the production of modern electronics.The Environmental management of WEEE can be improved by contributing in economy andenhancing efficiency of resource[ CITATION UKG16 \l 1033 ]. The aim of this WEEEdirective isdefined below in some points: -Reducing the waste coming out of the electrical and electronic equipmentImproving the environmental performance of electronic productsProvide benefits to the consumers as well as professionalPrivate householders will be able to give back fee collected for their WEEE facilities andprovide their services to the clients free of cost;To give the responsibility to the Producers for taking back and recycling electrical andelectronic equipment.To achieve the recycling and recovery targets by the Producers for different categories[ CITATION Int16 \l 1033 ].Registration of WEEEIt is very necessary to register by the producers in the EU country.A product cannot be placedon the EU Market without the WEEE registration. Producers need to follow some rules andregulations like:-3
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