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RE: [GreenYes] TAKE ACTION:? Lexmark's Passion for Waste
The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), which has 
been agreed between European Council and Parliament but not yet approved by 
Council and published, contains the following provision:

"Article 4
Product design
Member States shall encourage the design and production of electrical and 
electronic equipment which take into account and facilitate the dismantling 
and recovery, in particular the re-use and recycling of WEEE, their 
components and materials. In this context, Member States shall take 
appropriate measures so that producers do not prevent, through specific 
design features or manufacturing processes, WEEE from being re-used, unless 
such specific design features or manufacturing processes present overriding 
advantages, for example, with regard to the protection of the environment 
and/or safety requirements."

This won't actually affect producers until the Directive is implemented by 
the Member States, but it will presumably stop the practice.

Catherine Goodall
Environmental Packaging International
www.enviro-pac.com

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Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:58:13 -0800
To: "Bill Sheehan" <zerowaste@no.address>,
? ? "GreenYesL" <greenyes@no.address>
From: "DiNucci, Dina" <Dina.DiNucci@no.address>
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] TAKE ACTION:? Lexmark's Passion for Waste
Message-ID: <57FD98871CA61A41BFACF06516DA320001026F5C@no.address>

and Lexmark is not the only printer doing this...unless Epson and other =
printers somehow are part of Lexmark.

Is there a list that exists of all the printer manufacturers and contact =
names who are now involved in this process so we can protest the =
practice across the board?

thanks for any info.

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