Under the proposed UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for equipment that you buy from Avdel® after August 2005, Avdel® is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling, and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Avdel® replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, Avdel® is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling, and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Avdel® after August 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Avdel® is required to provide these arrangements starting from 1 April 2007.
Avdel® products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Avdel® is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Avdel® has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:
- Avdel® pays for the costs of treatment, recycling, and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations;
- Avdel® pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations;
- You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Avdel®'s appointed recycler in the UK.
Avdel® has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling, and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in the UK. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Avdel® products is classed as non-hazardous waste.
All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Avdel® products is classed as non-hazardous waste and does not contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to class it as hazardous WEEE. As the waste holder, it is your responsibility to confirm that the waste Avdel® equipment has not become hazardous during the product use. For example, if the equipment has become contaminated during use, please follow the recommended decontamination procedure
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. o request collection and transport of WEEE, please use the following link:
For further information please contact EARN directly by email: