WEEE and RoHS

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European Union (EU) WEEE and RoHS Directives focus on electrical and electronic equipment and require strategies for waste recycling/management (product end-of-life).

WEEE Directive

The European Union (EU) Directive on WEEE (waste from electrical and electronic equipment) is intended to protect the quality of the environment and human health through the prudent use of natural resources and the adoption of waste management strategies that focus on recycling and reuse. Since August 13, 2005, EU Member States' WEEE laws have been enacted. Under these laws, producers of most electrical equipment are responsible for their products at the end of their useful lives. Producer responsibility includes meeting labeling requirements, providing information to end-users and treatment facilities, ensuring the availability of collection infrastructure, submitting sales and recovery data, and financing WEEE costs.

For commercial products, when mutually agreed upon, the laws allow Kodak Alairs to transfer this producer responsibility to its distributors or customers. This is accomplished through contractual arrangements with the distributor or customer.

Kodak Alaris, like other electronic companies, is working with design teams, suppliers, and other partners to implement end-of-life strategies for our products. We are extending our knowledge to help establish return and recycling systems for other products with the initial emphasis in Europe. Our new worldwide environmental goals include an initiative to further improve our planning for the life cycle thinking of all our products.

 

WEEE Dustbin Symbol

WEEE Dustbin Symbol

In the European Union, this symbol indicates that when the last user wishes to discard this product, it must be sent to appropriate facilities for recovery and recycling.

By not discarding this product along with other household-type waste, the volume of waste sent to incinerators or landfills will be reduced and natural resources will be conserved.

 

Information for Recyclers

Picture Maker Kiosk Systems

Picture Maker Kiosk Systems contain many components such as computer, mouse and keyboard, floppy drive, fan, MAG card reader, receipt printer, monitor, card reader, cabinet, software, thermal printer, DVD/CD ROM, and different types of scanners, payment processing PIN card, and others. These products may include:

  • Lead in circuit boards, PVC sheathed wiring
  • Mercury in backlight displays
  • Cadmium in photo sensors, PVC sheathed wiring
  • Arsenic and lead in controller board, thermal head, control panel
  • Arsenic in sensors
  • PVC/PVDC in wiring

Thermal Photo Printers

Equipment may include:

  • Lead in circuit boards, PVC sheathed wiring
  • Mercury in backlight displays
  • PVC/PVDC in wiring
  • Cadmium in PVC sheathed wiring

Pakon Scanners

Equipment may include:

  • Lead in circuit boards, PVC sheathed wiring
  • PVC/PVDC in wiring insulation
  • Cadmium in PVC sheathed wiring
  • Mercury in lamps, circuit board batteries
  • Lead in printed circuit boards, PVC sheathed wires
  • Mercury in lamps

Scanners

Equipment may include:

  • Cadmium in PVC sheathed wiring
  • Gas shocks
 

RoHS Directive

The European Union (EU) RoHS Directive (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) is intended to reduce the use of six substances that may pose risks to human health or the environment. The Member States' RoHS regulations legislate that most new electrical and electronic equipment cannot be sold in the EU if it contains the following substances above specified concentrations (w/w) at the homogeneous material level:

  • Lead (0.1%)
  • Mercury (0.1%)
  • Cadmium (0.01%)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)

Kodak Alaris is compliant with the requirements of the EU RoHS Directive. Kodak Alaris takes steps to ensure that our suppliers understand these requirements, conform to our Product Standards, and are compliant with the EU RoHS Directive. We recognize that our suppliers and other business partners are key allies in helping us achieve our environmental product goals.