The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is a European Directive which requires producers to make arrangements for the collection and recycling of WEEE. The Directive is transposed into national law by EU Member States. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union or of the European Economic Area, and therefore has no obligation to follow EU policy.
Producer responsibility for the take-back of electrical and electronic equipment in Switzerland is covered by the Ordinance on the Return, Take-back and Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ORDEE). The Ordinance came into force on July 1st 1998 and an amendment came into force in January 2005 which extended the scope of the Ordinance to increase the number of categories of electrical and electronic equipment which are covered.
Tait products are sold in Switzerland by distributors. The distributors act as the importer of the equipment into Switzerland. Thus the distributors have the legal responsibility to:
- Register as the WEEE producer in Switzerland.
- Provide arrangements for collection and recycling of WEEE arising from Tait products that the distributor sells in Switzerland.
Please contact the Tait office in the United Kingdom to identify distributors in Switzerland:
Tait Europe Ltd
6 Lancaster Way
Ermine Business Park
Tel: +44 1480 52 255
Fax: +44 1480 411 996