Collection and Recycling Arrangements for PerkinElmer Customers in Germany
Under the Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before August 13th 2005 is the customers responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from PerkinElmer. Waste arising from equipment purchased before August 13th 2005 is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the ElektroG Act, PerkinElmer is 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 customers should note that producer responsibility obligations to take back New WEEE do not begin in full in Germany until 24 March 2006.
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 Germany.
- PerkinElmer pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the ElektroG Act.
- PerkinElmer pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the ElektroG Act.
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 Germany .
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. Under the German ElektroG Regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport the 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.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for PerkinElmer Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Germany
Under Part 2, Section 13 of ElektroG, PerkinElmer must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Germany.