WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

 

WHY RECYCLE?

Unwanted electrical equipment is one of the fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.

Crossed-out wheeled bin symbol

WHAT IS WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.


UNITED KINGDOM

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment through the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS).

Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode: www.recycle-more.co.uk

 

FRANCE

Our packaging and products may be subject to a sorting instruction in France, to find out more go to: www.quefairedemesdechets.fr

Sorting Instruction

Nos emballages et des produits peuvent faire l’objet d’une consigne de tri, pour en savoir plus: www.quefairedemesdechets.fr

En tant que producteur responsable, nous sommes adhérents à l’éco-organisme Ecologic qui est en charge du recyclage des appareils et équipements électriques sur le territoire national.

Ecologic est agréé par l’Etat depuis 2006 pour organiser une filière de collecte et de traitement des Déchets d’Equipements Electriques et Electroniques (DEEE) avec l’ensemble des acteurs impliqués, dont les producteurs/fabricants.

Le recyclage des déchets électriques est obligatoire en France et au sein de l’Union européenne depuis la publication de la directive européenne 2002/96/CE en 2003. Cette directive a pour but d’éviter les pollutions liées à la mauvaise gestion des déchets ainsi que le gaspillage pour préserver les ressources naturelles.

Dorénavant, vous verrez apparaître sur votre facture une ligne contribution environnementale. Elle correspond au coût réel de la collecte et du traitement (dépollution et valorisation des matières) de vos appareils électriques en fin de vie (https://www.ecologic-france.com/citoyens/a-quoi-sert-l-eco-contribution.html).

Cette contribution concerne certains équipements, et notamment cigarettes électroniques et leurs accessories qui fonctionnent avec un courant électrique. Grace à elle et au geste de tri des citoyens, chaque année, plus de 600 000 tonnes de DEEE sont collectées et traitées par la filière agréée.

Lorsque vos équipements électriques et électroniques sont usagés, pensez au recyclage !

Plus de 4 500 points de collecte sont présents partout en France pour vos déchets électriques. Trouvez le point de collecte près de chez vous : https://www.ecologic-france.com/citoyens/ou-deposer-mes-dechets.html

Les consommateurs français peuvent retourner les piles usages aux sites de collecte Batribox à travers le pays. Veuillez vous référer au lien ci-dessous pour trouver le plus proche: https://www.batribox.fr/points-de-collecte/

GERMANY

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in Germany contains several requirements concerning the handling of electric and electronic devices as waste. In the following paragraphs, we list the most important requirements for you.

Separated recycling of ‘old devices’

Electric and electronic devices that have become waste are called old devices. Owners of such old devices have to bring these to recycling facilities, where these are handled and recorded separately from urban waste. Old devices must not end up in the household refuse. They have to be collected in special collecting and recycling systems.

Batteries and accumulators

If possible, electric and electronic equipment has to be disposed separately from built-in batteries and / or accumulators.

Possibility for disposal of ‘old devices’

Owners of old devices from private households can dispose of these at the public waste disposal authority’s sites or bring them to producer or seller related disposal locations. You can find these disposal locations online: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf

Privacy information

Old devices often contain private data, especially appliances from data processing and communication equipment, as smartphones or hard discs. In your own interest, please arrange to eliminate all personal and private data from your disposed equipment.

Meaning of the symbol ‘crossed out waste container’

The label symbol showing the ‘crossed out waste container’ on electric and electronic equipment indicates that the equipment has to be disposed separately from urban solid waste.

Producer´s WEEE registration number

As a producer in terms of the German ElektroG we are registered with the German registration authority Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte-Register (Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nürnberg), having been granted the following WEEE registration number: DE 643 95487.

Information obligations pursuant to Section 18 (2) of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act