Peter Billinghay was guest of Brother UK - the world’s leading
manufacturers of office equipment - who are proactively developing
more and more ‘green’ products to comply with a growing number of
standards which will become law later this year.
A new EU Directive will place legal
obligations on all companies to dispose of any old electronic
equipment - including computers - in an environmental way. The new
regulations - called the Waste Electrical and Electronig Equipment
Directive (WEEE) - will affect all those involved in the
manufacturing, selling, distributing, recycling or treating of
“The Far East trip was hugely
enlightening for me,” said Peter. “Apart from being exposed to very
different cultures we were able to see at first hand some of the
world’s latest technological advances at EXPO 2005 and the
importance of designing products which have a minimal impact on the
“By contrast, in China we saw a
factory that produced – among other things - 1.2m inkjet cartridges
a month and employed 6,000 people,” he added. “It was a remarkable
Most Brother factoris have achieved
ISO 14001 accreditation and are committed to producing products that
have minimum impact on the environment.
As a main dealer for Brother UK -
Walters’ presence on the Far East trip was recognition for the
company’s outstanding sales success during the last 12 months.