Articles about Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment Directive

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New e-waste rules may be too much for UK business, warns Gov

The Government has said that new electronic waste disposal demands from Brussels may be too difficult for businesses to meet. It has asked for industry's view ahead of summer negotiations on electronic waste. The European Commission is revising its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and plans a hike to the …
OUT-LAW.COM, 15 Apr 2009
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Small tech firms say green regs WEEEly unfair

Small IT retailers are footing an unfairly large chunk of the bill for the UK government's much-delayed regulations for disposing of junked electronic kit, a trade group has claimed. The UK government's implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is "fundamentally flawed", according to the …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Apr 2007
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Most UK companies ignoring WEEE directive

The majority of companies who should have signed up to WEEE directive schemes last week have failed to do so. But that's all right because the Environment Agency is not taking enforcement action even though the deadline has passed. All companies producing electronic equipment should have joined a scheme by last Thursday 15 …
John Oates, 21 Mar 2007

PwC warns of WEEE complexity

Consultants at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are warning their clients that forthcoming WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive will be more than just another regulatory hoop to jump through. The legislation, which should come into force in the UK in June 2006, presents significant challenges, the company says …
Lucy Sherriff, 22 Nov 2005

PC recycling to boom

With the number of installed PCs worldwide fast approaching 800m, IDC expects the PC recycling market to grow to meet disposal regulations. The research firm estimates there were 749m installed computers around the world in 2004. With the market showing no signs of slowing, and companies around the world routinely involved in …
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Brace your IT budget for green impact

British businesses are unprepared for costs and consequences of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The forthcoming legislation aims to regulate how businesses reuse, reclaim, recycle and dispose of surplus electronic equipment. As the final consultation paper from the DTI came out last week as a survey …
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2004
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Toxic PCs destroy life as we know it

A United Nations research group has called on member states to reduce the environmental damage caused by computer kit. Gram for gram, computers create more pollution than cars according to the UN research, they contain many toxic chemicals and because of the short life of much of the equipment, create mountains of waste. The …
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Mar 2004
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Recycling is so PC

A new company, Key Computers, is to offer cheap computers, notebooks and peripherals and tackle the growing mountain of waste computer products in the UK, Matt Whipp writes. Prices start from £199.99 including VAT, credit card charges and delivery for an Internet-ready system based on a 233Mhz Pentium, a 1.6Gb hard drive and …
PC Pro, 20 Sep 2002
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Apple mulls EU recycling liabilities

Apple Computer could face 'substantial' recycling liability costs, following the introduction of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive-enacting legislation in EU member countries. In its most recent 10-Q SEC filing, covering the quarter ended June 29, 2002, the company notes: The parliament of the European …
Drew Cullen, 13 Aug 2002
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Corporates! Give your PCs to Africa

Yesterday we wrote about the real Digital Divide, and we promised to run a charity appeal on behalf of Computer Aid International. We asked for details of other refurb PCs-for-developing countries-charities, and we've received several, which we'll run tomorrow, along with a couple of domestic IT charities, running in the US and …
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2002
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How green is your PC (disposal policy)?

Another day, another survey proving how crap companies are in dealing with disposal of unwanted computer hardware. The results are mostly predictable: current disposal of obsolete corporate IT equipment is badly done; many companies are unaware of upcoming legislation targeted at this issue; and few use refurbished goods. The …
James Watson, 16 Oct 2001
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IBM is a mean green recycling machine

The greens have a new ally in keeping the planet clean, at least in the US, as IBM has announced that it has signed up to a new initiative to help people recycle unwanted computer hardware. The initiative is aiming specifically at individuals and small sized businesses, and in exchange for $29.99, IBM will accept obsolete …
Lucy Sherriff, 14 Nov 2000