Toshiba Wants to Recycle, Avoid the WEEE Man


Toshiba must have read that the WEEE Man was on the prowl, and we can't blame them for wanting to avoid him. Last week, they became the first consumer electronics provider to announce full compliance with Europe's Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, better known as WEEE around here. The WEEE Directive, which, in conjunction with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, becomes law later this year, sets targets related to waste production, management, and collection in the EU; Toshiba's compliance with both WEEE and RoHS means that as of July 1, lead, mercury, cadmium and 6-chrome will no longer be found in new Toshiba products. They'll also take more responsibility for what happens to the products they sell at the end of their lives and help see that they're recycled properly so they won't end up in a picture like this one. ::BIOS Magazine via ::Engadget