Legislative Decree 151/2005 RAEE)

What is the RAEE Decree?

The Legislative Decree 151/2005 "RAEE" assimilates the 2002/95/EC and the 2002/96/EC Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003, and Directive 2003/108/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Apparecchiature Elettriche ed Elettroniche (AEE).

What are the provisions of this Decree?

Starting from 1 September 2007, the measures on the separate collection and disposal of RAEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

What does RAEE stand for?

RAEE means the waste generated from appliances, instruments and devices powered by electricity or batteries, such as: · Large household appliances
· Small household appliances
· IT and telecommunications equipment
· Consumer equipment
· 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

Who is subject to this decree?(Art.3, RAEE Decree)

The Producer

The Producer means anyone who: MANUFACTURES or ASSEMBLES and SELLS in Italy electrical and electronic equipment (Apparecchiature Elettriche ed Elettroniche AEE) under his own brand; RESELLS UNDER HIS OWN BRAND and sells in Italy electrical and electronic equipment produced by other suppliers; INTRODUCES in Italy AEE and manages the marketing, even through long distance sales, such as:
· import an AEE from any European or other country and sell it in Italy;
· import an AEE already distributed in Italy by others and sell it on the Italian market. For RAEE legislation, even the "distributor - producer" (eg. BESPECO) who resells on the Italian market under its own brand AEE which are manufactured in Italy or directly imported will be considered a "producer".

The Distributor

The Distributor (Reseller) is anyone who, last in the marketing chain, sells electrical and electronic equipment AEE to the end user.

What are the legal fulfilments?

The Distributor (Reseller) when supplying new electric and electronic appliances or equipment destined to domestic use, has, among other things, the obligation to the buyer (end user), to collect free of charge, on a one-to-one basis, the used appliance (of same type). Any appliance deemed non-reusable must be assigned by the distributor to the Centri di Raccolta pubblici (CdR) (Public treatment facilities)The CdR must guarantee accessibility to and functionality of its infrastructure and must permit end users and distributors to assign their RAEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment free of charge.

At the moment the holding user of a private household AEE (electric and electronic appliance), wishes to dispose of said appliance, it can: 
· assign it free of charge to a public treatment facility (CdR) in its community (the “ecological platform”);
· hand it over to the distributor in exchange for a new appliance with the same functions.

The Producer must ensure that starting from 1 September 2007 all AEE introduced on the Italian market bear the symbol of the “barred rubbish bin” in a clear and inerasable way in addition to user information in the instructions.

Bespeco’s RAEE Policy:

The WEEE directive sets out to reduce the volume of waste resulting from electrical and electronic equipment at the end of its life cycle, while at the same time reducing the introduction into the environment of the hazardous substances forbidden by the RoHS Directive.

The standard states that at the end of its life cycle electrical and electronic equipment cannot be dumped but must be managed by a system that provides for it to be collected separately and specifically treated for reuse, recycling, or other forms of recovery for finished products, components, and materials. In this regard, the 2012/19/UE directive encourages companies to promote changes when designing products, making equipment simpler to dispose of, recover and recycle.
According to the dictates of the WEEE the manufacturer must see to financing the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic equipment at the end of its life cycle.

Action Taken

These are the product categories subject to WEEE Directive:

- IT and TLC equipments

- Lighting equipment

- Electrical and electronic tools (with exception of large-scale stationary indutrial tools)

- Monitoring and control instruments

According to what is required by D.L. n.151 dated 25/07/05, starting from July 1st 2006, our products subject to the application of the Directive which are being sold/transferred/given to our customers respect the European directive in terms of concentration of hazardous substances.

For the codes of the items included in the list, a specific declaration of compliance to the directive can be requested to the customer service staff or the relevant commercial office staff.

In implementing the WEEE directive Bespeco Professional Srl has put all the procedures in place for marketing electrical and electronic equipment for the brands it is responsible for marketing:

- Affixing the crossed out bin symbol and including a specific INSTRUCTION SHEET with all items subject to the WEEE Directive;

- Entrusting the Cobat with recovery and disposal of material at the end of its life cycle;

- including the WEEE disposal cost in the sale price of electrical and electronic equipment (non-visible WEEE environmental contribution);

- Updating the Bespeco pricelist to indicate which of its products are subject to the WEEE Directive;

- Possibility of handing the WEEE over to the distributor in exchange for a new EEE with the same functions;

- Registration in the National Register of Manufacturers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment at number IT08020000002220

- Registration in the National Register of Batteris and Accumulator at number IT16120P00004298