Under the Italian Decree to implement 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which came into force on 13th August 2005, for equipment that you buy from Christie after 31st December 2010, Christie is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. This is providing the weight of the old equipment is less than double that of the new purchase. The old equipment that your new purchase from Christie replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE. Under the Italian Decree, this take-back system will be established by 24th July 2006.
Under the Decree, Christie is also required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Christie after 31st December 2010, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Often when manufacturers and suppliers experience an increase in their operational costs, these costs are passed on to the customer and reflected in an increased market price for their goods and services or even the introduction of hidden surcharges. We want Christie products to remain competitively priced and as a company we recognize we have a responsibility to our environment.
We believe our customers' and partners share this view and with this in mind Christie has taken the following approach to the new WEE regulations:
In return we are asking our customers to pay for the cost of transportation of your WEEE to Christie's appointed recycler in Italy and help us better dispose and recycle unwanted, waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Christie 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 facility in Italy. In view of the above, all Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Christie products is classed as non-hazardous waste.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to EARN. In order to meet the Italian regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers License):
Waste Carrier Name Telephone Number Email
Please complete this label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.
WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Christie Equipment in Italy
Under Article 13 of the Decree, Christie must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Italy.
The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period July 2006 to June 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Christie. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Christie website when it becomes available.