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WEEE Annex



The following annex is part of the general terms and conditions that govern all online offers, sales and purchases through the website(s) currently located at https://store.acer.com/en-gb/ (together with any successor site(s), the "Site").

1 Definitions

1.1 The following terms and expressions shall have the following meaning:

a. WEEE Directive: means Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment;

b. WEEE or waste electrical and electronic equipment: means waste electrical or electronic equipment as defined in article 3 (1)(e), being "waste within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive 2008/98/EC, including all components, sub-assemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding";

c. EEE or electrical and electronic equipment: means electrical or electronic equipment as defined in article 3 (1)(a) of the WEEE Directive, being " equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current" ;  

d. WEEE from private households: means WEEE from private households as defined in Article 3(1)(h) of the WEEE Directive being “WEEE which comes from private households and WEEE which comes from commercial, industrial, institutional and other sources which, because of its nature and quantity, is similar to that from private households. Waste from EEE likely to be used by both private households and users other than private households shall in any event be considered to be WEEE from private households”,

e. Producer: means any natural or legal person as defined in article 3 (1)(f) of the WEEE Directive, being: “any natural or legal person who sells EEE by means of distance communication directly to private households or to users other than private households in a Member State, and is established in another Member State or in a third country”.

f. Distributor: means any natural or legal person as defined in article 3 (1)(g) of the WEEE Directive, being: "any natural or legal person in the supply chain, who makes an EEE available on the market".

g. UK WEEE Regulations : means the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (as amended) which implement the WEEE Directive in the United Kindgom.

2 Scope of information requirements

2.1 The information set out below applies to EEE as follows:

  • a. from 13 August 2012 to 14 August 2018 to EEE falling within the categories set out in Annex I of the WEEE Directive, taking into account Annex II of the WEEE Directive, which contains an indicative list of EEE which falls within the categories set out in Annex I which includes the following product categories:
  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment and photovoltaic panels
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Automatic dispensers

from 15 August 2018 to all EEE, unless excluded in article 2 (3) of the WEEE Directive.

3 Information for user of the EEE

3.1 Pursuant to regulation 44 of the UK WEEE Regulations the Distributor is required to make information available in writing to users of EEE in private households on:

  • the requirement on each Member State under Article 5(1) of the WEEE Directive to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of collection (including separate collection) of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal;
  • the collection and take-back systems that are available to them;
  • their role in contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under the UK WEEE Regulations;
  • the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in EEE; and
  • the meaning of the crossed out wheeled bin symbol shown below.

Please click on the below links to find your nearest local recycling centre, Public Collection Day, Electrical Retailer and Bulb Exchange Store. Waste portable batteries can be recycled at your local newsagent.


3.2 Note, pursuant to regulation 51 of the UK WEEE Regulations, Producers and Distributors are prohibited from showing to a person purchasing EEE otherwise than in the course of a business, at the time of sale of new EEE, the costs of financing the collection, treatment and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE from private households.