Proseal UK WEEE Statment
The WEEE Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU) on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) placed obligations upon users and producers to handle their electronic and electrical waste more carefully. Such waste cannot be placed in landfill. In the UK the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (SI2013/3113) applies to all businesses that import, manufacture or re-brand electrical and electronic equipment. They are also relevant to businesses that dispose of WEEE. After Brexit these regulations remained in force with some minor amendments.
All businesses producing EEE must have joined a Compliance Scheme – Proseal UK has joined Valpak (https://www.valpak.co.uk/).
Valpak Membership Number: RM10348.
In order to comply with regulations, Proseal UK provides two options to our customers for when our products eventually become waste:
- The customer can choose to appropriately dispose of the waste, via their chosen contractor, and may recover some cost in later years as commodities become more valuable and realise a residual value.
- The customer can choose to contact Proseal UK to arrange for unwanted product to be collected. We will then arrange for our “Compliance Scheme Operator” to take back the waste. We do however reserve the right to make a charge at that time as we did not charge at the time the Proseal machines were purchased.
Proseal UK are committed to the Environment, and we are working hard to make our machines last even longer by providing Procare service packages for our clients.
Barbara Derecka, HSE Manager
Jon Garner, President Packaging Group