Compliance scheme Budget Pack are offering companies a free assessment of their electrical and electronic products this month, ahead of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation due to come into force shortly.
The new regulations will affect all businesses that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle or treat electronic or electrical products. The aim being to reduce electronic and electrical waste and improve recycling rates through placing the responsibility of waste management onto the producers rather than local authorities or the general public. The legislation will partially come into effect on August 13 and will be fully operational by January 2006.
The month-long offer has been launched to help companies prepare and comply with the new WEEE regulations, and work out which of their products will and won't be affected by the legislation.
Budget Pack managing director Stephen Clark said: "Some companies have tens of thousands of products but there may only be about 20 or 30 that they need to work on." He went on to explain that there were "all kinds of different exemptions" meaning that some companies would find it very easy to comply with the new regulations whereas others would find it very difficult.