The WEEE Directive. (mostly for corporate users of our services)
Is an EU Directive implemented into UK Law in 2007 to regulate the disposal of waste
electronic and electrical equipment.
WEEE Compliance and Redivivus
We only accept working laptops as we are not a recycling company per se, however,
in fulfilling our obligations in law when we cannot sell a laptop as a working item
we use properly accredited recycling partners licensed by the Environment Agency.
The WEEE directive prescribes that all redundant computers and and IT equipment are
classed as E waste. It also prescribes that cathode ray tube CRT monitors are now
classed as Hazardous waste. It is now ILLEGAL to export E Waste and/or Hazardous
waste out of the UK. Although it does still happen the illegal exporters of E waste
undermine the rest of us law-abiding businesses and risk harming human health and
the environment in the important country. We at Redivivus take our obligations in
Law and to the environment seriously.
Waste Duty of Care
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 regulates waste disposal and imposes a waste
Duty of Care on all producers of waste, requiring them to ensure their waste is dealt
with safely and within the law its production to its final disposal. This duty applies
to anyone who produces waste from industry or business (not private citizens). All
waste producers have to ensure their waste is carried and dealt with by properly
authorised companies. The Environment Agency can prosecute companies who breach these
regulations and who do not fulfil their duties and obligations. Your organisation
has a Duty of Care enshrined in to take all reasonable measures to protect the environment.
Be aware that:
Anyone collecting waste from you must hold a Waste Carrier Licence
You must ensure that waste equipment they collect goes to a properly licensed
Also your Duty of Care in law extends to when your equipment is reused, recycled
or disposed of
To fulfil our duty of care we at Redivivus perform audits on our recycling partners
to ensure that they hold all the required Environment Agency permits.