WEEE Directive is big on Safetyshop’s agenda
Safetyshop.com, one of the UK’s largest online retailers of safety signs and equipment, is offering its customers WEEE wheelie-bin with an X label and RoHS Compliant Directive 2002/95/EC labels for electrical equipment online, in a bid to show its continued commitment to the WEEE Directive.
The WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) is a government scheme which was set up with the aim of reducing the huge amount of electrical equipment being manufactured each year and to encourage more people to recover, recycle and reuse electrical items.
Safetyshop prides itself on being fully compliant with such schemes and is therefore completely on board with the WEEE Regulations, which require companies that sell electrical items under their own brand to provide an environmentally friendly disposal method for electrical equipment that has been put on the market since 13 August 2005 and that has reached the end of its life.
All electrical and electronic equipment put onto the market after 13 August 2005 should by law be marked. Visual indicators in use today include the WEEE wheelie-bin with an X label and the RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) Compliant Directive 2002/95/EC label, allowing customers to do their bit for the environment when buying electrical goods. Safetyshop.com offers both labels online.
Safetyshop’s WEEE producer number is WEE/BE00448Y and more details about their WEEE returns policy can be found at: http://www.safetyshop.com/utilities/WEEEReturns.asp
Examples of WEEE Directive and RoHS Compliant products can be found here:
WEEE wheelie-bin with an ‘X’ label: http://www.safetyshop.com/products/productdetail.asp?ProductCode=WRL1#
RoHS Compliant Directive 2002/95/EC label:
Safetyshop became a trading division of Stockport-based Brady Corporation Ltd following an acquisition in 2005. The company was established in 1970 and through various acquisitions of its own, has gone on to become the leading safety products manufacturer in the UK, producing a range of 18,000 products at its 34,000 square foot UK facility in Cheshire including many seasonal products such as grit bins and salt spreaders.
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