EU laws on recycling electronics come into force

Consumers shopping on Sunday for a new electrical appliance or electronic gadget will find something has changed at the check-out. Along with their change and receipt the retailer will give them some information: the arrangements that have been made to dispose of the old equipment so it can be recycled in accordance with European Union legislation. The waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations come into effect on July 1, requiring distributors and producers to make arrangements for disposing of appliances and gadgets – even if sold or made by other companies.

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