Definition of consumer and company products

A consumer product is a product which can be used in a household without altering it. Products which do not meet this criterion are company products. Whether the product has been sold to a household or company does not make a difference.

All lamps are classified as consumer products.

Examples of B2C/Dual-Use products:

• PC-computers
• Small household appliances
• Electrical stoves
• Light bulbs which have a WEEE classification
• Lighting equipment
• Portable electrical drills and other electrical tools
• Television sets
• Hifi equipment and loudspeakers
• Output

B2C = consumer product = device suitable for household use OR Dual-Use device

Examples of B2B professional usage products:

• Servers
• Soft drink, candy, and game machines
• Company printers and copiers and other output devices not suitable for household use
• Runway approach lights, illuminated advertising signs
• Hospital appliances

B2B = professional usage product = device not suitable for household use




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 15 years of experience in the field.
  • 2. Elker is always up-to-date on the latest obligations set out in the EU's WEEE directive and the corresponding obligations of the Finnish legislation.
  • 3. Elker organises the recycling processes of electrical and electronic equipment efficiently.
  • 4. Elker's WEEE recycling processes are sustainable and safe.
  • 5. The WEEE collected is mainly recycled in Finland, according to strict safety regulations and processes.
  • 6. Elker is part of a European-wide joint venture network that enables the producers to settle the WEEE and battery & accumulator requirements and take care of the responsibilities also in Norway and Switzerland, in addition to most of the EU countries.