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 Sight and Sound Technology as a producer of electrical and electronic equipment. Sight and Sound Technology’s compliance approach for each of these obligations is provided below.
2. Product Design
Sight and Sound Technology’s products are designed to ensure that all of our equipment can be dismantled and the components and materials are recoverable.
3. WEEE Marking
All Sight and Sound Technology’s 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 (shown, right) 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 Sight and Sound Technology 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
Sight and Sound Technology will fulfil all legal requirements and have registered with the relevant authorities. Sight and Sound Technology 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 Sight and Sound Technology’s 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
Sight and Sound Technology will ensure the proper recycling of waste arising from any brand of IT equipment purchased before 13th August 2005 arising at Sight and Sound Technology’s customers (other than private households) from the purchase of Sight and Sound Technology branded product on a like-for-like basis. For Sight and Sound Technology products sold after 13th August 2005, Sight and Sound Technology 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 Sight and Sound Technology’s standard offer. However, Sight and Sound Technology can provide a chargeable collection service or addresses where customers can return their products. All returns must be issued with a Returns Number (RMA) before customers arrange for delivery of WEEE product.
In accordance with UK legislation, Sight and Sound Technology confirm that treatments and recycling of WEEE done on behalf of Sight and Sound Technology, 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.
Sight and Sound Technology 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. Sight and Sound Technology shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.