What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical, and Electronic Equipment, which essentially means anything with a battery or plug! Companies who produce EEE, must register and follow the set regulations.
The Exacta Technologies group has been operating as eco-friendly as possible. This includes working alongside the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. As a producer of technology, we must be aware of the effect that has on the planet and ensure to reuse and recycle WEEE. We do this to reduce raw material and energy usage. It also prevents waste from going to landfill and it prevents hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE from contaminating the environment.
‘As technology advances and new products launch the amount of waste inevitably is increasing. As manufacturers of technology, we have a responsibility to reuse and recycle that waste.’ CEO Nick Rogers
Our responsibility as a producer of WEEE.
As a B2B Producer and/or Distributor under the UK WEEE Regulations, Exacta Technologies Ltd the EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us free of charge on a like-for-like basis for new EEE purchases. Such WEEE can be returned to Exacta Technologies Ltd or contact WEEECare.
If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WERE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.
Alternatively, there is a network of recycling centres across the UK where consumers of WEEE can also take such items free of charge to be discarded, reused and/or recycled. The complete list of locations can be found at: www.recyclenow.com
An environmentally friendly technology company
As well as handling our WEEE responsibly, we have taken steps as a company to be more environmentally friendly. This year we set up a bike to work scheme and saw many of our production team cycling to and from work, we have also purchased a UV printer which allows us to print in house rather than send units back and forth to printing companies; and members of the office team started working from home two days a week to cut down on travel. (Of course, right now due to COVID all office staff are working from home.)
Over the next few years, we are aiming to introduce more eco-friendly practices to our workplace and look forward to sharing those.