Reuse Network publishes industry-supported WEEE guidelines

Reuse Network has released new guidelines for the safe repair and reuse of electrical devices.

The charity said the work was funded by the Ecosurety Producer Compliance Scheme and would provide nationally standardized guidance to re-users on how to collect, handle, process, test and repair electrical and electronic equipment .

Titled Fit for Reuse, it said it would help reuse operators meet the standards required to operate in a compliant manner and thus help them tackle the “growing mountain” of WEEE being recycled or disposed of.

More than 30 partners participated in its preparation, including members of Trading Standards, Electrical Safety First, Currys, Fleetcare, Arena Training and Reuse Network.

Will Ghali, Managing Director of Ecosurety, said: “We are delighted to support and witness the results of this important project which offers a real solution to a problem that has persisted for many years.

“Fit for Reuse will alleviate much of the frustration and confusion that may exist due to the lack of up-to-date guidance to help operators reuse to perform optimally. And it is an assurance for producers that with the latest guidelines now available, their products can be reused and repaired safely.

Reuse Network chief executive Craig Anderson said the project has produced “the most comprehensive and up-to-date guidelines on electrical equipment reuse standards that will be used nationally to standardize the reuse of electricity at all levels”.

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