The introduction of the WEEE Directive aims to minimise the impacts of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment during their life times and when they become waste. It applies to a huge spectrum of products. It encourages and sets criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. With improved treatment of waste it could reduce the risk to human health and the environment, reduce air pollution and water toxicity and would help divert millions of tonnes of WEEE from landfill. To comply with the WEEE directive, MAD undertake to take back all obselete MAD products that have reached the end of their life, free of charge (for UK customers only). As an environmentally responsible company, MAD will then refurbish or dispose of the equipment in an environmentally sensitive fashion.