The WEEE directive 2002/96/EG - WEEE for waste of electrical and electronic equipment - took effect on February 13,
2003. The principal objective of this EU directive is to prevent electrical and electronic waste, and also the reuse,
material usage and other forms of use of waste of this kind in order to reduce the amount of waste and to preserve
resources, particularly by means of re-usage and recycling.
What is WEEE?
The WEEE directive 2002/96/EG "WEEE for waste of electrical and electronic equipment" took effect on February 13,
Products produced by the lamp industry have a special role in waste disposal. About 80 % of waste equipment is made up of lamps. Their share of the total weight of electrical waste is only about 1 % however. The waste disposal costs per lamp total to about 10-50 % of the production costs.