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Waste electrical and electronic equipment or 'WEEE' means electrical or electronic equipment which is waste within the meaning of Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC, including all components, sub-assemblies and consumables, which are part of the product at the time of discarding .Council Directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on waste: 'waste' means any substance or object which the holder disposes of or is required to dispose of pursuant to the provisions of national law in force. [definition source: EEA multilingual environmental glossary]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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