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, lighting equipment, thermostats and heaters are classified as consumer products because it is not possible to divide which of the products can be used in households and which in companies. All lamps, lighting equipment, thermostats and heaters should be reported to producer organisation as consumer products.

Examples of B2C consumer products:

• PC-computers
• Small household appliances
• Electrical stoves
• Light bulbs which have a WEEE classification
• All lighting equipment (Elker producer organisations have decided that lighting equipment should be reported and handled as consumer products, i.e., received without a fee in the consumer network.)
• Portable electrical drills and other electrical tools
• Television sets
• Hifi equipment and loudspeakers
• Output

B2C = consumer product = device suitable for household use

Examples of B2B company products:

• Servers
• Soft drink, candy, and game machines
• Company printers and copiers and other output devices not suitable for household use
• Hospital appliances

B2B = company product = device not suitable for household use




  • 1. Elker is a reliable service provider with over 10 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.