Collection and Recycling Arrangements for PerkinElmer Customers in Sweden
Under the Sweden Regulation on Producer Responsibility for Electrical and Electronic Equipment which 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 the waste electrical and electronic equipment (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 Regulation, 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 August 13th 2005, 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 Sweden.
- PerkinElmer pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the Sweden Regulations
- PerkinElmer pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the Swedish Regulations
Any equipment likely to be contaminated MUST be certified as clean and free from contamination by following the recommended decontamination procedure prior to collection.
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 Sweden.
All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of PerkinElmer products will be classed as non-hazardous waste. It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet the requirements of the Swedish Waste Ordinance (2001:1063) for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers License):
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Please help EARN process and track your request for WEEE recycling by providing essential details about the WEEE you wish to dispose of, and click on the link below to open EARN‘s recycling form. Please complete the form and download the PDF to attach it to a suitable box for transport to the EARN recycler.
PLEASE NOTE: By completing the form, an individual reference number is assigned to your request. Please refer to this number should you need to contact EARN about your WEEE shipment.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for PerkinElmer Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Sweden
Under Section 27 of the Regulation on Producer Responsibility, PerkinElmer must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Sweden.