European Directive 2002/96/EC – WEEE Directive

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European Directive 2002/96/EC – Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive)


The WEEE Directive is designed to raise the level of recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and hence reduce the amount being disposed of in landfill sites. It makes the “producer” responsible for the cost of and the logistics for the environmentally safe disposal of all products delivered on or after 13th August 2005, and also for those products delivered before 13th August 2005 providing the end user is purchasing a new similar product.

All products delivered post 13 August 2005 are marked with the “crossed out wheeled bin” symbol in accordance with European Standard EN 50419:2005.

If the product manufacturer is not resident in a particular Member State then the “producer” is the organization importing the product.

How does this affect Aeroflex customers?

For products sold into the UK Market the UK Aeroflex companies are utilizing the services of a product compliance scheme – GAMBICA B2B Compliance Ltd. This scheme enables the effective take-back of products.

B2B Compliance scheme membership numbers/registration numbers:

Aeroflex International Ltd 5240602 / WEE/GG0048TZ
Aeroflex Burnham Ltd 5240603 / WEE/GH0048TZ
Aeroflex Cambridge Ltd 5280701 /WEE/GJ0048TZ

UK end users wishing to have equipment taken back in accordance with the directive should contact B2B Compliance at 01691 676124, or by email on .

End users in other EU Member States should contact their local sales office or distributor.

If further assistance is required contact Help Desk at +44(0) 8706 080134 or by email on .

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