Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Sweden
Hologic does not have a sales office or approved distributor in Sweden. Instead, Hologic products are sold directly to business end-users in Sweden from sales offices in other Member States.
Selling products directly to an end-user in another Member State is known as 'distance selling'. The WEEE Regulations in Sweden state that Hologic is not responsible for WEEE arising from distance sales of business products directly to the business end-user in Sweden. Instead, it is the business end-user's responsibility to ensure that products which they buy through distance selling arrangements are managed in an environmentally responsible manner at end of life.
However, Hologic has decided to register as a WEEE producer in Sweden and provide WEEE collection and recycling on behalf of its customers in Sweden.
Under the Sweden Regulation on Producer Responsibility for Electrical and Electronic Equipment which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from Hologic after August 13th 2005, Hologic is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. The old equipment that your new purchase from Hologic replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Regulation, Hologic is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Hologic after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Hologic products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Hologic is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Hologic has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:
*Note: Where the instrument you are sending for recycling is being replaced by another Hologic system, Hologic will also compensate you for the cost of transportation. This will covered by offering a reduction in the cost or rental of the new system that is equal to the cost of transport.
Hologic has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in Sweden. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Hologic products is classed as non-hazardous waste.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet the Swedish Waste Ordinance (2001:1063) requirements for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):
For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in Sweden is:
In order to help EARN identify Hologic equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for Swedish Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Hologic Equipment in Sweden
Under Section 27 of the Regulation on Producer Responsibility, Hologic must provide annual information on the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Sweden.
The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period January 2007 to December 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Hologic. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Hologic website when it becomes available.