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What is RoHS Weee?
SecPoint's Environmental Responsibility
SecPoint is constantly demonstrating its environmental awareness in the following ways:
- Using hardware that requires minimum energy to produce.
- Minimizing materials in each packaging by focusing on digital and online media.
- Choosing packaging and materials that are recyclable.
- All products comply with the EU’s RoHS Directive.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) policy in Europe and Asia is an important step in halting the spread of dangerous chemicals into the environment. Moreover, it improves the recycle ability of the appliance.
RoHS: EU Directive 2002/95/EU
The RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and two flame retardants—PBB and PBDE) in electrical and electronic products sold in the European Union after July 1, 2006, and all SecPoint Products are fully compliant.
Q: What is RoHS?
A: RoHS is the acronym used to refer to the European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Q: What are the RoHS listed substances?
A: There are six (6) RoHS substances: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr+6), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE)
Q: Is the RoHS Directive only applicable to products sold into the European Union?
A: Yes, however other countries are drafting RoHS-type legislation and SecPoint anticipates that similar regulations may eventually be adopted worldwide.
WEEE: EU Directive 2002/96/EU
SecPoint is working in partnership with our European Union (EU) distribution partners to ensure that our products are in compliance with the WEEE statutes, and that the recovery of our product per the specific EU country legislative requirements is seamless for our product's end users.
The WEEE symbol on your SecPoint equipment indicates that it should be disposed of by the end user in a manner consistent with required EU Directives, and the local transposition of the Directive in the end user's jurisdiction. The symbol is placed per Annex IV of the Directive and as prescribed by CENELEC standard EN50419, dated December 7, 2004.
Q: What is WEEE and what does the WEEE symbol ("wheelie bin") on my appliance mean?
A: WEEE is a general set of requirements dictated in the EU Directive 2002/96/EC. This directive mandates that member EU countries enact regulations governing the Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The directive and its individual transpositions into specific country laws and legislation are aimed at the reduction of WEEE through reuse, recovery, and recycling.
The WEEE symbol on SecPoint appliances means that the product was placed on the market after August 13, 2005, and must be treated as "new" WEEE. All appliances placed on the market prior to August 13 do not have the WEEE symbol and should be treated as "old" WEEE. Each EU country's legislation mandates that "old" and "new" WEEE be treated differently, and specific requirements may vary based on each country's enacted legislation.
More information about the EU RoHS and WEEE directive