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DHL launches WEEE roadshows

Coventry, UK – 17 January, 2007: DHL Environmental Compliance Solutions is holding a series of seminars to help businesses get to grips with the new WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) legislation introduced to the UK earlier this month.

The WEEE regulations affect retailers, importers and brand owners of electrical products, forcing them to take responsibility for the safe and responsible treatment of disused electrical products and appliances.

DHL is concerned that while big businesses understand the new regulations and have put processes in place to fulfill their WEEE obligations, many smaller companies have not even heard of the new legislation. And with the 15th March deadline fast approaching for businesses to register with an approved compliance scheme, companies need to act quickly.

DHL is holding free seminars on the following dates:

Manchester – 7 February
Birmingham – 8 February
Cardiff – 14 February
London – 15 February
Edinburgh – 20 February
Cambridge – 22 February
London – 27 February
Northampton – 28 February
Leeds – 1 March

The seminars will look at the scope of the regulations; the timetable for WEEE implementation; business and consumer WEEE obligations; registering with an approved compliance scheme; calculating WEEE charges; and logistics issues highlighted by the new legislation.

Paul James, head of WEEE services at DHL Exel Supply Chain said: “With the WEEE regulations finally becoming law earlier this year, there is now no time to lose for businesses to understand how this new obligation affects them.

“Businesses that brand, import or sell electrical products are likely to be affected by WEEE and will need to register with an approved compliance scheme before 15th March. Our seminars have been organized to help businesses quickly gain an understanding of this potentially complex issue.”

To reserve your place at a seminar near you, please call DHL on 024 76214144.

For further information on the WEEE directive, go to: www.dhl.co.uk/weee

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