The WEEE Directive of the European Parliament on waste electrical and electronic equipment, deals with the disposal of this equipment.
In Germany, electrical and electronic
equipment that was first placed on the market in a member state of the European Union after March 24, 2006 must be permanently marked in such a way that it is evident that the equipment was first placed on the market after this date. TheWEEE labelling obligation is laid down in the EU Directive 2002/96/EC, Article 11, so that the manufacturer and the type of equipment can be clearly identified.
The WEEE Directive is intended to increase the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and to take this into account as early as the product design stage. Producers and importers can be held liable for the collection and recycling of waste equipment.