WEEE Information United Kingdom

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the United Kingdom

Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for old equipment that you have bought before August 2005 which is being replaced on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis by the purchase of new Molecular Devices equipment, Molecular Devices is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the old equipment. The old equipment that your new purchase from Molecular Devices replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, 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 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 WEEE Regulations;
  • Molecular Devices 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 Molecular Devices' appointed recycler in the UK.

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 the UK. 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 UK Duty of Care Regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier

Telephone Number

Website

TNT UK Ltd

+44 (0)800 100600

www.tnt.com

DHL Express (UK) Ltd

+44 (0) 844 248 0555

www.dhl.co.uk

Keuhne + Nagel Ltd

+44 (0)1895 552000

www.kn-portal.com

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 the United Kingdom is:

Recycler

Telephone Number

Website

MDJ Light Bros Ltd

+44 (0)1273 486848

www.lightbros.co.uk

To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.

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

Recycling Label for British Customers

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Molecular Devices Equipment in the United Kingdom

Under Section 27 of the WEEE Regulations, information on the quantities and categories of Molecular Devices electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within the UK must be reported by the end of each compliance period.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period 2012. 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.

Equipment

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1: Large Household Appliances

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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2: Small Household Appliances

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3: IT & Telecom's Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4: Consumer Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5: Lighting Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6: Electrical & Electronic Tools

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8: Medical Devices

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9: Monitoring & Control Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10: Automatic Dispensers

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0