Design and labelling Regulations for how products shall be designed and manufactured to encourage reuse and material-reuse, according to the producer responsibility. svenska Share Contact Listen Guidance Products with built in batteries Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with built in batteries shall be designed so that the batteries can be easily removed by the consumer or by independent professionals, accompanied by an instruction manual that clarifies which type of battery is built in and how it can be safely removed. This provision does not apply on products that need continuous energy supply by a consistent connection between because of the product of safety, medical safety, performance and data integrity Label the equipment The following labelling is mandatory: The crossed-out wheeled bin Information to show if the equipment is put on the market after August 12, 2005 (symbolised by a thick line under the bin, or a date according to SIS standard SS-EN 50419) Every producer need to label their product. If the label does not fit the products size or shape it may be put on the products´ packaging or in the instruction manual. Hazardous substances in EEE Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in EEE applies according to EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) which has been implemented through a Swedish Ordinance . The enforcement authority of RoHS is The Swedish Chemicals Agency. Legislation EEE/WEEE Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2008:834) on producer responsibility for batteries (In Swedish only) The WEEE-directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2012/19/EU Other relevant legislation for the producer responsibility (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2011:927) on waste Regulation (NFS 2005:10) by the Swedish EPA on pretreatment of WEEE Ordinance (2000:208) on producer responsibility for filament bulbs and certain lighting equipment Hazardous substances Ordinance (2012:861) on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) The RoHS directive direktivet of the European Parliament and of the Council 2011/65/EU Legal enforcement (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2012:259) on environmental sanction charges Law (1985:206) on fines Miljötillsynsförordning Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement Förordning Ordinance (1998:940) on fees for permit matters and enforcement according to the Environmental Law Background The Environmental Protection Agency has been assigned as the enforcement authority through Section 24 in the Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement and is responsible for reviewing that the nationwide regulations on producer responsibility are fulfilled. The Swedish Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which entered into force in October 2014, is the Swedish implementation of the WEEE-directive. WEEE is short form waste electrical and electronic equipment. The scope of the producer responsibility changes in 2018. The categories of EEE changes and the producer responsibility will cover more product types.