RoHS / WEEE Compliance for Untied Kingdom

Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the United Kingdom

Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for old equipment that you have bought before August 2005 which is being replaced on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis by the purchase of new New Wave Research equipment, New Wave Research is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the old equipment. The old equipment that your new purchase from New Wave Research replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, New Wave Research is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from New Wave Research after August 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

New Wave Research is required to provide these arrangements starting from 1 July 2007.

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

  • New Wave Research pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations;
  • New Wave Research pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations;
  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to New Wave Research's appointed recycler in the UK.

New Wave Research 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 the UK. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of New Wave Research products is 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 UK Duty of Care Regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
TNT UK Ltd +44 (0)800 100600 www.tnt.co.uk
DHL International (UK) Ltd +44 (0)8701 100300 www.dhl.co.uk
Christian Salvesen PLC +44 (0)870 3655714 www.salvesen.com

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection arrangements. The New Wave Research recycler in the United Kingdom is:

Recycler Telephone Number Website
Coolrec UK Ltd. +44 (0) 1268 728 511 www.coolrec.nl.com

To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.

In order to meet this requirement and to enable EARN to identify New Wave Research equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for New Wave Research Equipment in the United Kingdom

Under Section 27 of the WEEE Regulations, information on the quantities and categories of New Wave electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within the UK must be reported at the end of each compliance period.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period July 2007 to December 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for New Wave Research. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the New Wave Research website when it becomes available.

Equipment Category

Sold: Tonnes Collected: Tonnes Reused: Recovered: Recycled:
Tonnes % Tonnes % Tonnes %
1: Large Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2: Small Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3: IT & Telecom's Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4: Consumer Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5: Lighting Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6: Electrical & Electronic Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8: Medical Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9: Monitoring & Control Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10: Automatic Dispensers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0