EU Directive 2002/96/EC on WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic
Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances).
European Union's Directive on Restriction of the use of certain
Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)
defines each of 10 categories of electrical and electronic equipment in
Annex 1. Category 9 is defined as follows:
- Monitoring and control instruments
- Smoke detector
- Heating regulators
- Measuring, weighing, or adjusting appliances for household
or as laboratory equipment
- Other monitoring and control instruments
used in industrial installations (e.g. in control panels).
RoHS Directive defines the scope of restrictions in Article 2
"1. Without prejudice to Article 6, this Directive shall apply to electrical
and electronic equipment falling under the categories 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 set out in Annex IA to Directive No 2002/96/EC
(WEEE) and to electric light bulbs, and luminaries in households."
and Control products are supplied as Monitoring and Control instruments
and as such fall within category 9 of the EU directive 2002/96/EC
and so are excluded from restrictions under the scope of the
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
is intended to reduce the amount of harmful substances that are
added to the environment by the inappropriate disposal of these
products through municipal waste.
Some of the materials contained in electrical
and electronic products can damage the environment and are potentially
hazardous to human health; for this reason the products are marked
with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol which indicates that
they must not be disposed of via unsorted municipal waste.
Scientific have arranged a means for our customers to have products
that have reached the end of their useful life safely recycled.
We encourage domestic customers to contact us at the end of the
product's life to return their purchase to us for recycling.
Similarly if you are a commercial customer Adept Scientific will
accept waste electrical and electronic product for recycling
as per Article 9 of the WEEE Directive.
Please contact us on +44 (0) 1462 480055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise on the process for returning these waste products
so we can all contribute to the safe recycling of these materials.