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Collection and Recycling Arrangements for PerkinElmer Customers in Italy

Under the Italian Decree to implement 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after December 31st 2008, 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. This is providing the weight of the old equipment is less than double that of the new purchase. The old equipment that your new purchase from PerkinElmer replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE. Under the Italian Decree, this take-back system will be established in 2008.

Under the Decree, PerkinElmer is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from PerkinElmer after December 31st 2008, when that new 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 Italy.
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Italian Decree.
  • PerkinElmer pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Ministry of Environment to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Italian Decree

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 Italy.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet Italian regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which will hold a valid Waste Carriers License prior to producer take-back obligations beginning in Italy):

Waste Carrier NameTelephone NumberWebsite
S.Eco Servizi

Please click on the link below to download the recycling label you should use. 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 Italy

Under Article 13 of the Decree, PerkinElmer must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Italy.