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What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations are now UK law. All European member states have agreed to proposals to reduce the amount of WEEE deposited in landfill sites. All manufacturers, retailers and distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment need to take an active role in reducing the levels of WEEE disposed of in landfill sites.
WEEE reduction in landfill sites is important as it can contain hazardous substances which can contaminate water supplies and pollute soil, which may then result in damage to human health and the environment.
Some WEEE can also be recycled. The amount of available landfill space is decreasing throughout Europe and in the UK, so by keeping recyclable, or re-usable WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is more landfill space available for non-recyclable waste.
JAC Vapour's WEEE Compliance Policy
Electronic cigarette companies need to play their role and JAC Vapour are at the forefront in implementing the WEEE regulations. We are passionate about minimising our impact on the environment, therefore we are part of the ‘WEEE DTS (Distributor Take Back Scheme)’ service for all WEEE regulated products.
What Is The DTS?
Under the UK WEEE Regulations distributors directly supplying new Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) for use by private households are required to facilitate the free of charge like for like take back for all old EEE returned by consumers upon the purchase of new equivalent items (that's us!). There are 2 ways to implement this:
- By offering free in-store take back or;
- By joining the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS)
We joined the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS) which means that we financially contribute toward the provision of the WEEE collection facilities by Local Authorities at recycling centres.
Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls or libraries may also set up collection points. Customers may find stores in their local area more accessible.
With the DTS we can also assist with informing you as to the location of convenient WEEE collection facilities through www.recyclenow.com.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol as shown on our packaging. Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005.