“We are uncomfortable with the ambiguous term “professional use.” While it is not explicitly defined in the EU WEEE Directive, it appears to be limited to medical devices. This may result in it having negative (and unintended) consequences on other sectors.”
From p. 11 of response by United States to Basel Secretariat. 2012. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movement of E-Waste, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste (Version of 27 September 2012)’. http://www.basel.int/Portals/4/download.aspx?d=UNEP-CHW-OEWG.8-INF-9-Rev.1.English.doc.