Say WEEE to Your Old Computer from 1st July


Right! I don’t want anyone taking the… mickey out of the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), which comes into force on 1st July. It means that by law all computer and electrical manufacturers must offer customers the ability to send back their old unwanted gear for recycling - for free. According to WEEE, all you will have to do is give the manufacturer a tinkle on the phone or by e-mail and they will collect if from your door. The DTI’s website could have chosen a more eloquent way to explain that the directive is designed for, “reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill.” Now that has got to be a WEEE take!

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