What is a producer?
A ‘producer’ is anyone who manufactures or sells electrical and/or electronic equipment and batteries and accumulators. This can be own brand selling or reselling another supplier’s goods under your own brand name or acting as a distributor.
WEEE Producer Obligations
Producers of consumer WEEE have the following obligations under the WEEE Directive:
- To register as a producer of WEEE with The WEEE Register Society
- To provide accurate information regarding the volume of product placed on the market on a monthly basis through the Blackbox
- To self-comply or join an compliance scheme to ensure the effective management of WEEE at end of life
- To inform the consumer of their entitlements and the specific arrangements for WEEE when purchasing a new product
- To display the following sign at all retail stores, retailing EEE and batteries (including batteries incorporated into EEE) in a conspicuous position within 1 m of the point of sale of EEE (till) or where EEE or batteries are displayed. For Producers selling EEE click here >> For Producers selling EEE and batteries click here>>
Battery Producer Obligations
Producers of Batteries have the following obligations under the Waste Battery Directive under three main areas:
- Chemical requirements – The Batteries Directive prohibits excess levels of mercury, lead and cadmium from batteries placed on the market.
- Marketing requirements – changes on labelling must signify contents and recycling labelling
- Collection & treatment obligations – producers must collect 25% of what they place on the market by 2012 and 45% by 2016
- To display the following sign at all retail stores, retailing batteries (including batteries incorporated into EEE) in a conspicuous position within 1 m of the point of sale (till) or where batteries are displayed. For Producers selling batteries only click here>>
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