From the 15thof August there are changes to the Regulation on discarded electrical and electronic equipment. There are six categories of electrical and electronic equipment. Some equipment is no longer classified by type, but by size. Finally, more exceptions will come into effect from this date. As a result, more products are generally covered by the regulations (this is called the 'open scope'). This means that all products that contain an electrical or electronic element will from now on be regarded as equipment.