Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Finland
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Under the Finnish Waste Act which implements regulations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which came into force on August 13th 2005, for equipment that you buy from IDEXX after August 13th 2005, IDEXX 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 IDEXX replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Waste Act, IDEXX is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from IDEXX after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
IDEXX covers the following costs for WEEE compliance management in Finland:
- The costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by Finland WEEE Regulations;
- The costs of transportation of your WEEE to IDEXX's appointed recycler in Finland.
IDEXX 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 Finland.
Notice to Customers
Third Party Equipment
With respect to third-party instruments or other equipment sold by IDEXX, but which is not IDEXX-branded, please consult the equipment list on the weee-finland-collection "label recycling page". If the equipment is included in the list on that page, then IDEXX is responsible for providing recycling instructions. If the equipment is not listed on that page, then a third party (either the manufacturer or the manufacturer's distributor in your country) is responsible for providing any required recycling instructions. Equipment for which a third party is responsible includes, among other things, printers and computers. To obtain recycling instructions for this equipment, please visit the corresponding Web site of the relevant equipment manufacturer or otherwise contact such manufacturer. IDEXX is not responsible for recycling such third-party equipment, and the user of such equipment agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless IDEXX and its resellers and distributors from and against all claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of the recycling of those items.