WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and is often used as a synonym for the European Directive 2012/19/EU, transposed into UK Legislation as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations SI 2013/3113.

What is the purpose of the WEEE Directive?

The aim of this directive is the prevention of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes. It also seeks to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life-cycle of electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. producers, distributors and consumers).

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WEEE at Dräger

Draeger Medical UK Limited & Dräger Ireland and Draeger Safety UK Limited are classed as a producer with respect to EEE for ‘users other than private households’ (B2B) under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.


Regulation 12 places an obligation on Draeger to finance the costs of treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of waste electronic equipment (WEEE) from our customers where that WEEE:


(I)  Is composed of equipment sold to our customers before 13th August 2005 and that is being replaced by products from Draeger of the same type or that perform the same function.


(II)  Is composed of Draeger equipment purchased by our customers after 13th August 2005.


Where Draeger is responsible for WEEE under scenarios (I) or (II) above, please proceed to initiate Take-back by contacting your local Draeger office.


The WEEE symbol  was adopted by the European Council to represent waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It comprises a crossed out wheelie bin with or without a single black line underneath the symbol. The WEEE symbol is intended to show that the equipment should not be disposed of in the normal waste stream.

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