The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)

The WEEE Directive – a step towards a better environment

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) was implemented to ensure producers and agents take responsibility for the reduction of electrical and electronic waste into our landfill sites. The directive aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment by encouraging the design of products with their reuse, recycling and recovery in mind. It sets targets for the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic waste.

 

What are we doing about this directive?

We are registered with the collective compliance scheme run by Lumicom, a not-for-profit organisation, established by the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), to manage the collection and responsible disposal of end of life lighting equipment. We continue to design products that maximise long life, and where possible are upgradeable as new technologies emerge. Our product development procedures aim to use materials, designs and manufacturing processes that facilitate the treatment and recycling of our products.

DW Windsor's membership number: WEEE/JC0205VY

 

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What’s the impact of the WEEE Directive on the professional lighting specifier/customer?

As a member of the Lumicom scheme DW Windsor pays a charge based on the type of luminaire purchased to cover the future disposal of the product. This ensures the end user is not liable for any future costs associated with the disposal of or recycling of the product. When the products need disposing of, at end of life, the end user simply needs to contact Lumicom directly, who will arrange for the correct disposal/recycling.