(a) Mark the product with the recycling symbol in a visible, legible and indelible form:
The symbol combination shown above shall have a minimum height of 7 mm (a= 3.33 mm)
The black bar indicates that the equipment has been put on the UK market after 13th August 2005 and is in lieu of a date mark
(b) Dimensions of the marking – the height of the solid bar equals h and the width equals 1,2 a. The height (h) of the bar shall be the greater of 0.3 a or 1 mm. The bar shall only be used in conjunction with the crossed out wheeled bin. The bar shall not contain any test or any kind of additional information. The dimensional relationship shown shall be maintained. When using the marking, modifications caused by production limitations and variations (eg modifying of line thickness, rounding of corners, matching of lines) are permitted, provided the visual appearance is maintained.
For further guidance, see EN 50419, Marking of Electrical and Electronic Equipment in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE).
(c) Mark non-household luminaires that you put on the UK market in such a manner that you can be easily identified by that mark as the producer of the equipment (“the producer identification mark”)
The crossed out wheeled bin, and the producer identification mark shall be affixed in a visible, legible and indelible form to each item of equipment.
Where you are in doubt as to whether the product should be marked or not, play on the safe side and mark it.
(d) To answer queries about the crossed out wheeled bin – it is intended to indicate to the final user that the equipment must not be put in the general rubbish but consigned to its own waste stream. The overall objective is to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill and maximise recovery, reuse and recycling instead.