This page informs about SI Analytics’ proceeding with respect to EC directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), implemented into German law by the “Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die umweltverträgliche Entsorgung von Elektro- und Elektronikgeräten (Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz – ElektroG)”. The statements made below on the disposal of no longer used SI Analytics instruments apply bindingly only for customers inside Germany. Customers in other EC countries should contact their local distributor and/or their local authorities for correspondent information.
One primary goal of the WEEE directive is to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of separate collection and recovery of WEEE. As a company committed to the protection of the environment SI Analytics supports this goal expressly. WEEE may contain materials that are harmful to the environment and the human health and should by no means be disposed of together with the municipal waste.
Proper disposal of SI Analytics instruments taken finally out of use
Can WEEE originating from SI Analytics be handed over to the communal collection points for WEEE? The answer is expressly no for the following reason:SI Analytics instruments are designed for professional use and accordingly they have been approved as b2b (business to business) products by the competent german authority Stiftung EAR (Elektroaltgeräte Register), where SI Analytics is registered under WEEEReg.- Nr. 94056126. The b2b classifiaction implies that SI Analytics does not have to pick up WEEE at the communal collection points as the ElektroG demands it from the producers of consumer EEE, and consequently our products are excluded from this path of disposal.
Instead we offer our domestic customers to take back no longer used SI Analytics instruments produced from 2006 on and properly dispose them free of charge. This complies with the announcement of EAR that the producer’s obligation of disposal in the case of b2b becomes effective for instruments supplied after 23.03.2006.The date of production is from 2006 on indicated on the type label of the instruments in the format WW/YY , e.g. 12/06 for calendar week 12, year 2006. Exempted thereof are instruments with measuring function pH and conductivity. With those the production date is indicated either behind a slash at the end of the serial number or in the first 4 figures of the serial number, in each case in the format YYWW. Instruments for disposal must be sent in with prepaid postage and marked with ZUR ENTSORGUNG.
As a voluntary service to our customers we also take back instruments from before 2006 free of charge, if a new instrument with comparable function is purchased. In other cases we reserve the right, to charge a cost-covering disposal fee.