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The Environment agency today has released new guidance on the scoping of EEE equipment.

This follows guidance previously released in October 2012.

Following a similar format to the previous guidance note, the Environment Agency provides some examples of interpretations they have made. Examples include; digital utility (Smart) meters are now reported into category 9 (monitoring and control equipment) and the increasingly popular E-cigarette is now reported into category 7 (toys leisure and sport).

Whilst household luminaries remain outside the scope of regulations the guidance clarifies that LED lamps and LED modules placed on the market as individual products, which can be used by an end-user for replacement purposes (eg for maintenance or upgrading), should be reported in category 13 (gas discharge lamps and LED light sources).

Over the 2014 period, since the move of LED light sources over to category 13, it has been apparent that the Environment Agency are scrutinising any B2C EEE reporting in category 5. It is therefore important for Producers to carry out a full due diligence assessment when considering reporting into category 5 to avoid incorrect reporting.

If you require any further information, or think you would benefit from internal scoping advise from our technical experts at ecosurety please contact our team on 0845 094 2228 or WEEE@ecosurety.com. 


James Champ

Technical manager

James joined the compliance team in August 2012 and now holds the role of technical manager. He is responsible for managing all regulator requirements across packaging, WEEE and batteries compliance regulations, and for overseeing our WEEE and batteries collections. In particular, James takes an active interest in quality improvement both for clients' data methodologies and internally to improve business efficiency.


Written by
James Champ
Published
09/12/2014
Topics
WEEE, Compliance

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