WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
We take our duty to help our environment seriously. When we design, manufacture and distribute our electronic products, our responsibility goes beyond this to when they reach the end of their lives. To ensure electrical items are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, we advocate the European Union's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive.
What is the WEEE directive?
The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive is a European Union initiative that designates the safe and responsible collection, recycling and recovery of all types of electric and electronic waste. It covers any equipment with a plug or a battery
What does the WEEE directive mean?
The WEEE directive imposes obligations to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment. It requires a high level of collection (including separate collection) of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal, so that the amount of WEEE going into landfill is dramatically reduced.
Why adhere to the WEEE directive?
Each of us will throw away approximately 3.3 tonnes of electrical goods throughout our lifetime. To preserve our environment, we need to look at ways of becoming more sustainable.
What is Made by Zen doing about this?
We are committed to the safe recovery of WEEE we produce and are part of a compliance scheme which helps us achieve the WEEE objectives. If you purchase a Made by Zen electrical product directly from us, we can collect and recycle it for you at the end of its life.
What do you have to do?
Nothing at the moment. But when the time comes to replace your old electrical equipment, you can take it to a designated collection facility (DCF) in your area for recycling. Visit https://www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling to find your nearest DCF.
The crossed-out wheelie bin symbol
Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. Do not dispose of the product in the general waste stream. Either send the product to be repaired and reused or recycle it at your nearest recycling centre.