What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.
or are of such fundamental nature that they lend themselves more to disposal than recycling. These products have been analyzed for the WEEE Standards organization and have been exempted from the Directive: Equipment intended specifically to protect the UK national interest and for a military purpose, e.g., arms, munitions, and war material Filament-based light bulbs Household light bulbs and luminaries Large-scale stationary industrial tool Surgically implanted medical equipment Infected medical