zSpace100 - RoHS and WEEE Compliance Statements

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zSpace, Inc. RoHS & WEEE Compliance Statement

 

January 2003, the European Union (E.U.) adopted two important environmental directives -- the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). These directives represent an important milestone in fostering a safer and healthier environment for future generations.

zSpace, Inc. is committed to protecting people and the environment and has and will continue to meet all RoHS and WEEE standards.

 

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RoHS Directive - 2011/65/EC

 

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive was established by the European Union (E.U.). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). Beginning July 1, 2006, use of these materials is restricted in new products sold in Europe. Each E.U. member country is responsible for implementing its own enforcement policies using the RoHS directive as a guide. 

 
Beginning with our first product shipments in 2012, all zSpace Systems are RoHS compliant. The processes of verifying that all components supplied by zSpace's vendors were RoHS compliant and implementing RoHS manufacturing processes took place in 2011 and 2012.

The zSpace System is marked with RoHS compliant designations on the product packaging to easily identify that the product meets the requirements of the Directive.

 

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WEEE Directive - 2011/65/EC

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U.  It covers a wide range of large and small household appliances, IT equipment, radio and audio equipment, electrical tools, telecommunications equipment, electrical toys, etc. 

The Directive aims to reduce the waste resulting from the use of electrical and electronic equipment and improve the environmental performance of everything involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment.  This translates into the following requirements:

  • Producers (manufacturers or importers) of electrical and electronic equipment will be required to register in their countries.
  • Private households will be able to return their WEEE to collection facilities free of charge and producers will be responsible for financing these facilities.
  • Producers will be required to achieve a series of demanding recycling and recovery targets.
  • Producers will be required to mark their products with the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’. This symbol indicates that the equipment carrying this mark must NOT be thrown into general waste, but should be collected separately and properly recycled under local regulations.
 

Users of electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. can play an important role in reducing WEEE and helping the environment by separating out WEEE and disposing of it properly. 

zSpace is dedicated to complying with the WEEE Directive and minimizing the impact its products have on the environment.

 

 

 

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