The European Union as well as several places such as Canadian provinces and US states, have enacted Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or e-cycling
The labeling ofthe crossed out wheelie bin is one of the requirements of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (recast version).
You will also have to adhere to a Compliance
Scheme in every EU member state an EEE is placed. Furthermore, you may have to appoint Authorized Representatives.
Article 15, section 1 of the European WEEE directive requests producers to provide information on re-use and treatment for recycling of their products, identifying
sub-assemblies as well as hazardous chemicals.
WEEE like regulations also apply in various States and Provinces of North America, such as:
In Ontario, the Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Batteries under
the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA), 2016 – ERO 019-0048 is drafted towards producer's full responsibility for the waste management of its products.