Users – private as well as professional – can use their purchasing power and demonstrate eco-friendliness to ensure that rules for management of electrical equipment are complied with and that quantities of WEEE are minimised. Primarily, users can make sure to use the established collection schemes.
As a consumer you can check whether producers/importers have assumed the statutory producer responsibility for a given electrical product. Thus, you can make sure that waste equipment is collected and treated in an environmentally friendly manner. At the same time, you may consider whether the used equipment might be repaired or donated.
DPA-System divides consumers into private and professional users in households and businesses since WEEE from these two user groups follows different waste streams.