November 30, 2016
Jason Doran, Business Development Director for BCMY Ltd., reminded businesses of the legal requirements surrounding takeback.
Doran published an article on LinkedIn reminding the retailers of electrical electronics that they are legally required to offer the take back of “waste electrical items” from the public, of which printer cartridges are included, but added that the alternative is to join the distributor takeback scheme (DTS). which fulfils the legal obligations under UK WEEE regulations.
The DTS scheme is in its ninth year and currently in phase three. which ends in December, and the funds raised by its members “have been used to support collection infrastructure at household waste and recycling centres” as well as funding “local authority collection projects for waste electrical items”. Doran reminds retailers that “failure to comply with the WEEE directive and to carry out a Duty of Care” may result in fines, and that all WEEE must be “transported to” an approved authorised treatment facility (ATTF) for treatment, recovery and recycling for reuse to be within the regulation requirements.
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