EU WEEE Directive
Following information is only for EU-member states:
The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
EU 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. Member States' WEEE laws are expected to be implemented after August 13, 2005. After this date, producers of almost all electrical equipment will be responsible for their products at the end of their useful lives. Producer responsibility will include meeting labeling requirements, providing information to end-users, channel and treatment facilities, ensuring the availability of collection infrastructure, submitting sales and recovery data, and financing WEEE costs in Countries where our products fall within the scope of the WEEE Directive only.
Toshiba, like other electronic companies, is working with design teams, suppliers, and other partners to determine end-of-life strategies for our products. Toshiba has followed the development of the WEEE directive since the beginning of 1998 by participating in related working groups on national and EU level. In April 2003, Toshiba established a European Environmental Department responsible for WEEE implementation in Europe. This central function is currently preparing all necessary measures to be in compliance with the WEEE directive, including the transition in each EU-Member State's national law which includes:
- registration in all EU countries
- reporting of quantities sold
- labeling of products effective August 13, 2005
Information for recycling partners only:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for recycling information about our products according to Article 11 of the WEEE Directive.