WEEEFORUM

What should consumers do with their old electrical and electronic product?

A consumer has basically three options: ◦ If the product is not broken and can be refurbished or re-used it may be taken to a social utility institution. ◦ Old, broken equipment may be dropped off in a collection facility. ◦ When consumers buy a new product, the retailer will take the end-of-life appliance of equivalent nature, e.g. a refrigerator for a refrigerator but not a hairdryer for a refrigerator. The same applies if the retailer delivers the new equipment to the consumer’s home.