WEEE Information Sweden

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Sweden

Under the Sweden Regulation on Producer Responsibility for Electrical and Electronic Equipment which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Molecular Devices after August 13th 2005, Molecular Devices is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Molecular Devices replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the Regulation, Molecular Devices is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Molecular Devices after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Molecular Devices products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Molecular Devices is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Molecular Devices 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:

  • Molecular Devices pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Swedish Regulations;
  • Molecular Devices pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Swedish Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Molecular Devices's appointed recycler in Sweden.

Molecular Devices 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 recycling facility in Sweden. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Molecular Devices products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet the Swedish Waste Ordinance (2001:1063) requirements for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier

Website

Transfargo

web.transfargo.se/tbs

 

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Sweden is:

Recycler

Telephone Number

Website

Stena Technoworld

+46 457 817 06

www.stenametall.com

In order to help EARN identify Molecular Devices equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Swedish Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Recycling Label for Swedish Customers

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Molecular Devices Equipment in Sweden

Under Section 27 of the Regulation on Producer Responsibility, Molecular Devices must provide annual information on the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Sweden.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period January 2007 to December 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Molecular Devices. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Molecular Devices website when it becomes available.

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1: Large Household Appliances

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2: Small Household Appliances

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3: IT & Telecom's Equipment

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4: Consumer Equipment

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0

0

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0

5: Lighting Equipment

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0

0

0

0

0

0

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6: Electrical & Electronic Tools

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0

0

0

0

0

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7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment

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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8: Medical Devices

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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9: Monitoring & Control Equipment

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0

0

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