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New WEEE reuse specification aims to reduce the number of illegal exports: #reuse #weee #recycling #ewaste #electronics

New WEEE reuse specification aims to reduce the number of illegal exports: #reuse #weee #recycling #ewaste #electronics

The first such standard in the European Union, PAS 141 provides requirements for those involved in reuse to help minimise the impact of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the environment and assure consumers that any reused electrical and electronic equipment (REEE) is fit for purpose, both in terms of safety and function. To assist reuse organisations, PAS 141 sets out requirements on how to manage the process of preparing used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) and WEEE. As well as ensuring that any equipment is inspected and tested according to the requirements, reuse organisations are required to track each piece of equipment through the process of preparing for reuse and to keep records of all tests performed. Not only does this apply to reuse in the UK, it also applies to any equipment exported. The idea behind PAS 141 is that consumers who may have...

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