Waste Management Act 1996

53L

F240[Obligation to provide information to users of electrical and electronic equipment

53L.(1)The Minister may, following consultation with the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, make regulations imposing the obligation specified in subsection (2).

(2) The obligation mentioned in subsection (1) is an obligation on a distributor or producer, as appropriate, to ensure that purchasers of electrical and electronic equipment with effect from a date to be specified in regulations, or in an order made by the Minister, are informed of

(a) the environmental benefits of not disposing of waste electrical and electronic equipment as unsorted municipal waste and of transferring such waste electrical and electronic equipment for appropriate reuse, treatment, recycling and recovery,

(b) the return and collection systems available to them,

(c) their role in contributing to reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment,

(d) the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and

(e) the meaning of any symbols specified in regulations made under section 53K.

(3) The provisions of subsection (2) shall also apply to distributors or producers, as appropriate, operating from within the European Union or from third countries supplying electrical and electronic equipment in or into the State by means of distance communication or otherwise.

(4) Regulations under this section may provide for

(a) specified requirements relating to the provision of information to purchasers of electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market,

(b) any matters consequential on, or incidental to, the foregoing.

(5) A person who fails to comply with a provision of regulations under this section, shall be guilty of an offence.]

Annotations

Amendments:

F240

Inserted (1.07.2005) by Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 290 of 2005), reg. 5, in effect as per reg. 2.

Editorial Notes:

E535

Offence under subs. (5) prescribed as offence for purposes of Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), regs. 36 and 38, (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), reg. 22(g), in effect as per reg. 2.

E536

Offence under subs. (5) prescribed as offence for purposes of s. 34(5)(a) (31.03.2008) by Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 820 of 2007), reg. 21(g), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E537

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (23.09.2008, 26.09.2008, and 1.01.2009) by Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 375 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (13.07.2011) by European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 355 of 2011), reg. 46, in effect as per reg. 45.

E538

Previous affecting provision: pursuant to section exercised (5.07.2005) by Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 340 of 2005); revoked (30.07.2011) by European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 397 of 2011), reg. 3, in effect as per reg. 2.