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The WEEE Glossary

WEEE – Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment – Electrical equipment requiring disposal

EEE – Electrical Electronic Equipment – Electrical equipment in use

PCS – Producer Compliance Scheme – Organisation meeting producers responsibilities

Producer – An organisation manufacturing, distributing, re-branding or importing EEE

Historical WEEE – EEE requiring disposal which was purchased before 13th August 2005

Household WEEE – EEE sold post 13th August 2005 to a consumer

Non Household WEEE – EEE sold post 13th August 2005 to a Business, Organisation or Institution

B2B – Business 2 Business – Businesses selling EEE where the end user will be a Business, Organisation or Institution

B2C – Business 2 Consumer – Businesses selling EEE where the end user will be a consumers

DCF – Designated Collection Facility – A collection point for the removal of WEEE

AATF – Approved Authorised Treatment Facility – A recycling plant/process accredited by the Environment Agency

ERMS – Electronic Recycling Management System – Web based tracker system for EEE from purchase to destruction

Treatment - ‘Treatment' is defined as any activity carried out on WEEE after it has been handed over to a facility for depollution, disassembly, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal, and any other operation carried out for the recovery or disposal or both of WEEE.