Recycling for a healthier Envoirment

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If you purchased from a third-party Marketplace vendor, please contact this vendor directly to find out what measures are in place under the Waste Disposal Directive.

 

If you recycle a device such as a computer, mobile phone, camera or other electronic device, you must delete all your personal or confidential data. Also be sure to erase any personal or confidential data from any storage device, such as memory cards or SIM. Amazon can not be held liable for the data on your device.

 

You can also drop your electrical or electronic equipment in a recycling center listed on the following website: http://www.eco-systemes.fr.

 

What is the WEEE?

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are all electric or battery operated devices.

 

The production of electrical and electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the western world, coupled with strong consumer demand for these products. As a result, the problem of waste management is becoming increasingly important. In June 2000, the European Commission introduced proposals to solve the problem, and in December 2002 these proposals were adopted within the framework of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). These proposals were then updated in WEEE Directive 2012/19 / EU.

 

The main provisions of the WEEE Directive are as follows:

 

All producers (or any other person who introduces a product into the European market) are responsible for the recovery, treatment and recycling of end-of-life equipment

Improve the reuse / recycling of electrical and electronic waste.

Ensure separate collection of electrical and electronic waste

Inform the public about their role in relation to this waste

Are there other ways to dispose of my used electrical and electronic equipment?

If your equipment is still in proper working order, or can be repaired in order to continue to be used, consider giving it to charities or a person in need. By extending the lifespan of your device, you also contribute to the rational use of resources and avoid the production of additional waste.

 

Since 15 November 2006, the consumer must no longer dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment by household waste or other unsorted municipal waste.

 

Waste electrical and electronic equipment may contain hazardous substances which, if exposed, may have serious adverse effects on the environment and health. Therefore, all IEEs that you recycle must be collected by designated recycling centers or processes that comply with IAS legislation. Through your participation in the collection of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, you contribute to the preservation of natural resources and the protection of human health.

 

Consumers also participate in recycling by paying an "ecotax" or "environmental contribution", included in the purchase price of the new equipment.

 

What waste is subject to the legislation and how can I recognize it?

Amazon.fr helps you to remove your old electrical equipment according to recycling standards, by offering to take back your EEE equipment against new equipment purchased from Amazon.fr. Note that you can only return the same type of product you bought previously; For example, for a new camera purchased from us, we will take back an old camera.

 

The WEEE directive divides electrical and electronic equipment into 10 categories:

 

Category 1 - Large household appliances (refrigerators, gas stoves, microwave ovens, washing machines, etc.)

Category 2 - Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, clocks, toasters, etc ...)

Category 3 - Computer and telecommunications equipment (PCs, printers, telephones, faxes, etc.)

Category 4 - Consumer equipment (radios, stereos, musical instruments, camcorders, etc.)

Category 5 - Lighting equipment (fluorescent tubes, sodium lamps, etc.)

Category 6 - Electrical and electronic tools (except large stationary industrial tools: lawn mowers, saws, chain saws, etc.)

Category 7 - Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains, game consoles, gym equipment, etc.)

Category 8 - Medical devices (excluding all implanted and infected products) (dialysis generators, medical freezers, etc.)

Category 9 - Monitoring and control instruments (smoke detectors, scales, etc.)

Category 10 - Automatic dispensers (hot beverage dispensers, candy dispensers, cash dispensers, etc.)