Ireland leads way in waste directive

On August 13 this year, Ireland became one of the first countries in Europe to implement the Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.

15th October, 2005

On August 13 this year, Ireland became one of the first countries in Europe to implement the Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.

The purpose of this new directive is to promote the recovery of electrical waste, to encourage reuse of the valuable material contained in WEEE, and to ensure this readily recyclable material is being diverted from landfill.

“This is a very far-reaching directive,” said Kathryn Raleigh, director of ICT Ireland.

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