Why recycle with WEEE Africa Forum?

Millions of tons each year: Electrical and electronic devices and batteries are top imports

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) permeates every aspect of our modern life, and our daily lives would be unthinkable without the help of batteries. What happens with Waste Electrical and Electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries at the end of their useful life?

Old electronic devices are a potential danger to humans and the environment because EEE and batteries contain toxic substances that can pollute the environment.

The good news is, if electronic scrap and used batteries are sorted and disposed of properly, the adverse effects can be curtailed while at the same time retrieving raw materials for the production industry.

The bad news however, is that we have not yet reached this stage. A catastrophic fact, when one considers the continuously increasing amount of waste being produced.

What happens with WEEE and waste batteries?

Do you know what your legal obligations are?

  • Which devices have to be registered in which categories and qualities?
  • What collection and recycling costs (WEEE costs) will I be paying?
  • In which countries does my business need to be registered?
  • What is my take-back obligation?
  • What information do I have to provide?

Which describes your company best?

  • Manufacturer
  • Importer
  • Online retailer
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Distributors for electrical and electronic equipment

Do you manufacture and/or sell the following product categories?

  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunication
  • Consumer electronic/photovoltaic
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Toys/leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical appliances
  • Monitoring and control equipment
  • Automatic dispensers

Key figures on e-waste – e-waste numbers that matter

The step e-waste map is a good source of information on quantities of Electronic scrap that is produced in African Countries and the rest of the world.