RoHS/WEEE Compliance Statement
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of all electrical and electronic equipment by banning the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). The RoHS Directive complements the WEEE Directive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. It covers a wide range of large and small household appliances, IT equipment, radio and audio equipment, electrical tools, telecommunications equipment, electrical toys, etc.
The Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment, and improve the environmental performance of everything involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment. This is translated into the following requirements:
- Producers (manufacturers or importers) of electrical and electronic equipment will be required to register in their countries.
- Producers are required to mark their products with the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’. This symbol indicates that the equipment carrying this mark must NOT be thrown into general waste but should be collected separately and properly recycled under local regulations.
The WEEE directive will vary slightly from country to country, in particular, the arrangements for the separate collection of WEEE will vary in each country. The Directive encourages reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery in order to prevent WEEE. Users of electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. can therefore play an important role in reducing WEEE and helping the environment by separating out WEEE and disposing of it properly.
Screen is dedicated to minimizing the impact its products have on the environment and to ensure safe end-of-life disposal whilst maximising the percentage of our products that are recycled.