The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE – 2002/96/EG) came into force throughout Europe on 13 August 2005 and was amended by the recast Directive 2012/19/EU. The purpose of this Directive is to prevent uncontrolled disposal of WEEE and to put it to good use, recycling or other form of recovery. In the following, BANDELIN explains the recycling solution based on this WEEE directive.
For more information about the WEEE Directive, see the following link:
EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (European Commission)
According to this directive, BANDELIN products are categorized as B2B products and are marked according to the WEEE directive. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is placed on all products that must be disposed of in accordance with this directive.
If you find the crossed-out wheeled bin on a product that you have purchased from us, please take note of the following information when disposing of the product:
Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, BANDELIN has decided not to increase the prices of our products but to share these new costs with our customers.
Our approach to sharing this new challenge with you is:
- BANDELIN pays for the costs of treatment, recycling, and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the related law and regulation.
- BANDELIN pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Government Body to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of WEEE directive.
- In return BANDELIN is asking its customers to pay for the cost of transportation of your WEEE to BANDELIN appointed recycler.
- BANDELIN has set up a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on its arrival at the EARN’s partner facilities.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the EARN’s partner facilities.
Please click on the link below and complete the Form when you dispose of your WEEE that you purchased from us. EARN will contact you to inform you about the address and any required information for transportation of your WEEE.