The European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive has now been completed in the United Kingdom.
There are several obligations imposed on Stoneridge Electronics as a producer of electrical and electronic equipment. Stoneridge Electronics’ compliance approach for each of these obligations is provided below.
2. Product Design
Stoneridge Electronics’ products are designed to ensure that all of our equipment can be dismantled and the components and materials are recoverable.
3. WEEE Marking
All Stoneridge Electronics’ products that are subject to the WEEE directive shipped from 13th August 2005 are compliant with the WEEE marking requirement. Such products are marked with the “crossed-out wheelie bin” WEEE symbol in accordance with European Standard EN50419.
4. Information for Customers
According to the requirement of the WEEE legislation the following user information is provided to customers for all branded Stoneridge Electronics products subject to the WEEE directive.
“The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you purchased your product.”
5. Registrations and Reporting
Stoneridge Electronics will fulfil all legal requirements and have registered with the relevant authorities. Our unique compliance number is:WEE/AH0057TQ
Stoneridge Electronics will ensure that all information required by our compliance scheme will be provided in a timely manner.
6. WEEE from Private Households
If any of Stoneridge Electronics’ branded products are held by private households then any WEEE can be recycled via your local collection facilities. Details of these should be obtained from your local authority.
7. WEEE from users other than Private Households
Stoneridge Electronics will ensure the proper recycling of waste arising from any brand of IT equipment purchased before 13th August 2005 arising at Stoneridge Electronics’ customers (other than private households) from the purchase of Stoneridge Electronics branded product on a like-for-like basis.
For Stoneridge Electronics products sold after 13th August 2005, Stoneridge Electronics will ensure the proper recycling of waste resulting from those products arising at the customer’s location within the United Kingdom.
The costs of recycling described above are included in the product price as standard. The costs of collecting such waste from customers’ premises are not included in Stoneridge Electronics’ standard offer. However, Stoneridge Electronics can provide a chargeable collection service or addresses where customers can return their products. All returns must be issued with a Return Number before customers arrange for delivery of WEEE product.
In accordance with UK legislation, Stoneridge Electronics confirm that treatments and recycling of WEEE done on behalf of Stoneridge Electronics, either by a collective scheme or individually, will be carried out in accordance with the requirement of the WEEE Directive, including requirements in respect of special treatment for specific parts and overall recovery rates.
Stoneridge Electronics will provide information on re-use and treatment of each new type of WEEE placed on the market within one year.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Stoneridge Electronics shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.