11 Apr 2019
POWERCONNECTIONS STATEMENT ON THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPORTING OF CONVERSION PLUGS, TRAVEL ADAPTERS, CORD SETS ETC FOR THE PURPOSE OF WEEE REGULATIONS (EU DIRECTIVE 2012/19/EU)
In January 2019 changes to EU Directive 2012/19/EU (the WEEE regulations), came into effect which introduced a wide variety of new products into its ‘open scope’ [1 ]. Please see the web link in the footer of this letter which provides more information on which products are now included in scope.
While products manufactured by PowerConnections fall into the new scope they are considered components when sold B2B for the purpose of building a finished product.
As such it is the responsibility of the business which incorporates the PowerConnections product into a finished product to report the total combined weight of that finished product to the environment Agency and pay the associated costs (market share).
Where the PowerConnections product is supplied as the finished product e.g. direct to consumers it is the responsibility of the seller to report the weight of the PowerConnections product and pay the associated costs.
We hope that you will find this information useful and if you have any questions we recommend contacting the Environment Agency, or your Producer Compliance Schemes (PCS) for advice.
Quality & Certification Manager
Click here to download our WEE document as a PDF