WEEE recycling stands for Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling, meaning anything that has a plug or needs batteries for power. Up until February 2003, there were no laws or regulations regarding the recycling of electronic equipment and devices nor Technology Disposal.
With technology constantly developing and advancing at rapid speeds, electronic devices and appliances have fast become some of our most wasted household and commercial items. As soon as a newer, better model is released, the old version takes a back seat and ends up on its way to the landfill.
However, with so many hazardous materials incorporated into electrical and electronic equipment, this form of waste is having a huge negative effect on the environment. IT and telecommunications companies, in particular, are a big contributor when it comes to electronic waste. Which is why electrical waste recycling experts now exist and have to conform to WEEE standards.