RoHS & WEEE
RoHS & WEEE
RoHS & WEEE
The WEEE directive has been transposed into each EU member state’s legislation and so the exact timing and details will vary slightly from country to country, but the above principles will apply. In particular, the arrangements for the separate collection of WEEE will vary in each country but might include for example: public collection points, retailers take back schemes, collection from households, etc. The Directive encourages reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery in order to prevent WEEE. Users of electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. can therefore play an important role in reducing WEEE and helping the environment by separating out WEEE and disposing of it properly. Consumers can ask the supplier from whom they purchased the Electronic & Electrical equipment from about local arrangements for the disposal of WEEE.
Business users are advised to ensure that WEEE, which is not suitable for reuse or recycling, be disposed of properly via approved authorised treatment facilities. The Producer in your country may be able to assist you.
In the UK, The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 3289) were laid before parliament in December 2006. Nebula audio Ltd have registered with UK compliance schemes in order to discharge their obligations as producers in the UK. The UK EEE producer registration number is: WEE/DK3419VY
However, please be aware these UK EEE producer registrations will only provide compliance for EEE products purchased from Nebula audio Ltd.
Nebula audio is dedicated to minimizing the impact our products have on the environment and to comply with the WEEE Directive.
As a seller of electronic equipment our obligation is to offer to take back a waste or discarded product when is has reached the end of it’s life. These products can be returned to us, we will then arrange for the correct disposal* of the returned products.
Please send any items directly to ourselves at:
Nebula Audio ltd
135 Sandy Lane Industrial Estate
*Correct disposal means we send it to an ATF (authorized treatment facility) and by you returning your discarded product to us, we can ensure this is done properly and obtain the necessary evidence required from us by the UK Environment Agency.
RoHS/WEEE Compliance Statement
RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive was passed into law by the European Union (E.U.). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). From July 1, 2006 the use of these materials has been severely restricted in most electrical and electronic products sold in Europe.
In 2005 iKON AVS began the process of converting all of its products to be built in compliance with the RoHS Directive. Qualification of RoHS-compliant components supplied by our vendors and the implementation of new manufacturing processes related to this Directive was undertaken in 2004 and 2005.
iKON AVS’s products and their packaging materials sold to Europe became RoHS-compliant on July 1, 2006. Occasionally, in order to meet special requests from customers we may supply certain legacy products for which RoHS-compliant components are unavailable from our suppliers for use in older equipment. A Declaration of RoHS Compliance can also be provided. If you have questions regarding the RoHS compliance of our products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. It covers a wide range of large and small household appliances, IT equipment, radio and audio equipment, electrical tools, telecommunications equipment, electrical toys, etc.
The Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment, and improve the environmental performance of everything involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment. This is translated into the following requirements:
Producers (manufacturers or importers) of electrical and electronic equipment will be required to register in their countries.
Private households will be able to return their WEEE to collection facilities free of charge and producers will be responsible for financing these facilities.
Producers will be required to achieve a series of demanding recycling and recovery targets.
Producers will be required to mark their products with the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’. This symbol indicates that the equipment carrying this mark must NOT be thrown into general waste but should be collected separately and properly processed under local regulations.