WEEE Re-use Standard

WEEE Reuse Standard

The PAS 141 re-use specification has been developed to set a baseline standard for the treatment of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for re-use Developed by industry experts working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS), the PAS 141 specification aims to address the demand from consumers for reassurance that used electrical items are both safe to use and fit for purpose.

What are the benefits of PAS 141 ?

  • It sets out a robust framework for the testing, treatment and provision of re-used electrical equipment in the UK
  • It provides reassurance that the used equipment is safe and fit for purpose
  • It gives the original producers of the equipment reassurance that their reputation is protected by re-use organisations using documented processes for safety tests, removal of confidential data and record keeping
  • It will help differentiate legitimate re-usable electrical and electronic equipment (REEE) exports from illegal exports of WEEE

To find out more about how PAS 141 works click here or download a copy of our frequently asked questions document.