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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a directive from the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union on restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The intention of the directive is to reduce electrical and electronic equipment waste, increase recovery by recycling, and improve the environmental process of manufacturers. The directive concentrates specifically toward equipment dependent upon electrical currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 volts AC and 1500 volts DC.