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Current WEEE dates?

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JDumont

#36081

Current WEEE dates? | 11 August, 2005

Im hearing conflicting stories about the dreaded WEEE date. Does anyone have a up to date list? This is the best I could find... http://www.greensupplyline.com/howto/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164302715

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#36141

Current WEEE dates? | 16 August, 2005

No one huh?

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#36142

Current WEEE dates? | 16 August, 2005

Ok Josh if you insist,

The directive is under ongoing review and deadlines are pushed further and further. Here's a link to a proposal of 18 new exemptions. http://www.dti.gov.uk/sustainability/weee/RoHS_Regs_Draft_Guidance_August_2005.pdf If you look at page 8 of the proposed exemptions you will find "Low melting point alloys containing lead" If y'all be patient a little longer the RoHS and WEEE (buzzwords) might get banned from the dictionary.

Pat

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Kris

#36144

Current WEEE dates? | 16 August, 2005

http://www.buyusa.gov/europeanunion/weee.html

Not all states have postponned the dates. Look under the link for each specific country

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Rob

#36145

Current WEEE dates? | 17 August, 2005

Pat,

I wouldn't wipe my backside with the UK regulations, devised by the British civil service, home of humanities graduates & academic advisors who'd never cut it in the real world. We're also infamous for mis-interpriting european legislation, as we are too easily influenced by private interest groups. (Sound familiar to any Americans out there?)

Usually the best bet with euro legislation is to look initially to Sweden & Denmark for where it is likely to go in the medium term, and Germany/Belguim/Holland for the short term.

But whatever you do, don't take the British guidelines as fact or as anything helpful - the goal posts will move many times in the next few years - especially on exemptions when you look at what is happening in Japan.

If the EU really wanted to make a difference, just ban landfill for tv's, video's, stereo's, PC's etc & enforce recycling of these & ban disposable batteries.

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