At Etratech, we know the importance of environmentally conscious business, and how crucial recycling is to our planet. We place great value on being RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) compliant.
WEEE is an EU directive that, in conjunction with RoHS, sets collection, recycling, and recovery targets for all types of electronic goods. The RoHs Directive set restrictions upon European manufacturers as to the material content of new electronic equipment placed on the market. They both became European law in 2003. We at Etratech believe it is important for manufacturers to research who their recycler is, as an excess of WEEE products has caused capacity issues for many recycling firms, leading to some sending their waste overseas, rather than properly handling it.
Recently, it was reported that several WEEE recyclers, including those dealing in television sets, have seen an increase of up to 30%, leading to the need for temporary storage when they couldn’t handle the drastic increases. his is just one example of WEEE increases, and that excess trickles down to all electronics, creating capacity problems across the board.
We believe in the importance of proper recycling, and encourage manufacturers to do the necessary research, ensuring that they choose a recycler who follows the correct procedures and can handle the increases, dealing with excess in responsible ways. We are all responsible for our planet.
Here’s a link to the aforementioned article on increases in excess televisions.