Recycling Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

On this page you will find all the necessary information about the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.


What does the WEEE directive mean?

The manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in the western world. But because many products also have to be disposed of, there is a growing waste problem. In June 2000, the European Commission presented a number of proposals to tackle this problem. In January 2003 these were adopted in the form of the EU Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive, in Dutch the directive for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). These proposals have since been revised in WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU.

The most important provisions of the WEEE directive are:

    All manufacturers (manufacturers or anyone else selling a product on the European market) are responsible for the costs of taking back and recycling end-of-life equipment.
    All producers are obliged to improve reuse/recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
    All producers are obliged to ensure separate collection of WEEE.
    All producers are obliged to inform citizens about their role in dealing with WEEE.

Under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, all producers of EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) are required to contribute to the costs of take-back systems, waste treatment and recycling of waste equipment that they market.

The RaspberryStore complies with the WEEE directive by funding it, creating solutions for the safe disposal of electrical and electronic devices and raising awareness of the importance of recycling. You can also contribute to the WEEE directive yourself by disposing of your equipment in a responsible and ecological manner.


How should you dispose of electrical and electronic equipment?

As a rule, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) should not be disposed of with household waste. Electrical and electronic equipment can contain hazardous substances that, if exposed, can have a serious harmful effect on the environment, nature and human health.

If you want to hand in electrical or electronic equipment for recycling, we recommend the following:

    Donate the unwanted item to a charitable organization.
    Take it to an authorized collection point operated by the local government. Click here for more information about collection points in the Netherlands.
    Participate in national recycling campaigns.

For equipment weighing less than 30 kg (which is similar to the equipment purchased, AND fits in the same box in which the new order arrives), you can also request a prepaid label from us easily and free of charge. Send an email to info@RaspberryStore.nl with the order reference of your order and a description of your return goods, to request a free return label for your old similar devices. However, the RaspberryStore does not accept any liability for the additional CO2 emissions that this form of waste collection costs. You can reuse the box in which your new order came in for shipping.


Important!

The intake of the old device is final and can no longer be revoked. This applies to all devices that have a battery, battery(ies) and/or a plug.


Tips for deleting personal data from electrical and electronic devices

If you have a personal electronic device that falls under the WEEE Directive, such as a computer, mobile phone or camera, you must erase any personal or confidential data before recycling it. You can do this by factory resetting the device, which can normally be done in your device's settings menu.

Also, be sure to delete any personal or confidential data from any internal storage device, such as a memory or SIM card. The RaspberryStore is not liable for data on your device. Before resetting your device, always:

    Back up sensitive data, such as photos, contacts, and messages.
    If possible, reset the device to factory settings.
    Sign out of accounts you're signed in to, such as cloud storage, social media, and messaging apps.


Can I dispose of my old electrical or electronic equipment in other ways?

If your old equipment is still in good condition or can be repaired for reuse, you can donate the equipment to charity or give it away to someone close to you who can use the equipment. By extending the life of your old equipment, you also contribute to the efficient use of raw materials and reduce waste.

Our recycling partners

WEEE Netherlands

For more information about recycling, please send an email to info@RaspberryStore.nl


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