AVIWEST is committed to protecting the environment. That commitment includes compliance with several directives of the European Union:
The EU Directive No. 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) took effect on 13 August, 2005.
AVIWEST improves continuously the recycling-oriented product development. In line with WEEE Directive, we do not only take part in a collection scheme of each EU Member State in which we sell equipment, but we are enhancing our achievements in the recycling. Products which are covered by WEEE Directive bear the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol.
At the end of their life, these products have to undergo separate collection and recycling. That means that they have to be disposed separately from general household waste. A black bar below the symbol indicates that the product was put on the market after 13 Aug 2005.
The EU Directive No. 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 1) took effect on 1st July 2006.
It restricts the use of the six substance groups lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) for electrical and electronic products that are put on the EU market.
The RoHS 2 directive (2011/65/EU) is an evolution of the original directive and became law on 21 July 2011 and took effect 2 January 2013. It addresses the same substances as the original directive while improving regulatory conditions and legal clarity.
The products of AVIWEST become completely compliant with RoHS by checking at every stage of the manufacturing process.