You have a responsibility to manage your waste electrical and electronic equipment in an environmentally compliant manner accordingly to “Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) ”. Partnering with TWSRecovery you can be aware of you compliance with all the Regulations.
DO YOU KNOW…
- what is E-waste (WEEE)?
- that your E-waste should be stored in compliance with special requirements?
- that your E-waste should be collected and treated by an authorized company?
- that your E-waste should be transported by an approved and permitted facility?
- how do you gain from partnering with an authorized facility?
- how proper Asset Management helps to guarantee your safety?
Electrical and electronic equipment or (EEE) means 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. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) means electrical or electronic equipment is e-scrap, including all components, sub-assemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of its discarding.
WEEE must be stored in compliance with the technical requirements. An establishment carrying out collection or treatment operations must have impermeable surfaces and weatherproof covering for appropriate areas with the provision of spillage collection facilities and, where appropriate, decanters and cleanser-degreasers for storage (including temporary storage) of WEEE prior to its treatment.
All the collected WEEE should get the proper treatment in order to minimize the disposal in the form of unsorted waste and must be recycled compliantly. Any establishment carrying out treatment operations must have a permit from the competent authorities, stating its compliance with the Regulations. Proper handling should, as a minimum, include the removal of all fluids and a selective treatment for materials and components of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Sites for treatment of WEEE must be compliant with the technical requirements and should have impermeable surfaces and waterproof covering for appropriate areas, equipment for the treatment of water in compliance with health and environmental regulations, specific storage areas and containers for disassembled spare parts, batteries, PCBs/PCTs containing capacitors and other hazardous waste.
The collection and transport of separately collected WEEE should be carried out by an authorized establishment, having a proper permit, in a way which allows optimal conditions for preparing for re-use, recycling and the confinement of hazardous substances. An appropriate protection against damage during transportation, loading and unloading in particular through sufficient packaging and appropriate stacking of the load should be provided.
An authorized asset management company treats your IT equipment in compliance with E-waste Regulations. Such facility operates your data devices as confidential and is able to hold safe Licensed Carry in order to protect the assets against damage. A proven company provides specialized in-house segregation into commodities for recyclables and partners with professional downstream vendors for getting a bigger return for you. Choosing an authorized facility, you can definitely be assured of detailed auditable Reporting and proper Certification services.
It is very important to protect your company’s sensitive data properly to prevent theft, illegal use of information or damaging the reputation. Improper treatment may cause serious data exposure and leeks problems, as, for example, it happened when the loss of personal data on a million bank customers were found on a second-hand computer sold in an eBay auction. Authorized facilities always treat your devices as confidential and provide the highest level of security, proposing their reliable solutions for Data Erasure and Destruction accompanied by proper Certification, giving you the confidence you're in compliance with all the regulations.
Appropriate Data Management ensures your sensitive information is not coming back to be recovered and reused, and your legal, financial and strategic interests are protected. You may visit the links below to find out examples of serious data exposure and leeks caused by improper Data Security Management:
- Discarded laptop is buried treasure in SEC fraud case
- Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground
- Probe Targets Archives' Handling of Data on 70 Million Vets
- Reporters find Northrop Grumman Data in Ghana Market
- Firm accidentally eBays customer database
- Hard drive containing Ark. Democratic Party data sold on eBay
- Government probe launched after details of one million bank customers found on computer sold on eBay
- Police hard drive sold on eBay
- eBayed VPN kit hands over access to council network
- Some Roanoke school employees’ personal data possibly compromised