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Collection and Recycling Arrangements for PerkinElmer Customers in Austria

Under the Austrian Ordinance on Waste Prevention, Collection and Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Ordinance) that came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after August 13th 2005, PerkinElmer is required to finance 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 PerkinElmer replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the WEEE Ordinance, PerkinElmer is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after August 13th 2005 when that equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

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

  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to PerkinElmer’s appointed recycler in Austria.
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Ordinance
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Ordinance

Any equipment likely to be contaminated MUST be certified as clean and free from contamination by following the recommended decontamination procedure prior to collection.

All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of PerkinElmer products will be classed as non-hazardous waste. PerkinElmer 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 Austria.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. Under Austrian waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport the Historic and New WEEE to the EARN recycler.

In order to help EARN identify PerkinElmer equipment upon arrival to the recyclers' address, please click on the link below to download the recycling label to be used. Please complete this label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

Important Information

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for PerkinElmer Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Austria

Under Article 24 of the WEEE Ordinance, PerkinElmer must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Austria. The WEEE Ordinance states that PerkinElmer must report under five collection and treatment categories.