Hair Tools Environmental Policy
At Hair Tools we are proud to testify that we are committed and actively address our environmental responsibilities.
We endeavour to minimise our environmental impact with regards to both Electronic and Waste packaging, and have integrated environmental practice into our business activities.
WEEE – Recycling & Disposal
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. HAIR TOOLS LTD encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).
HAIR TOOLS supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.
As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, HAIR TOOLS complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/DE0003ZR
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Distributors” are required to provide a “take-back” system which allows customers (end users) the opportunity to return (or “take-back”) their WEEE to a Distributor free of charge, when supplying new EEE on a like-for-like basis.
As a B2B Producer and/or Distributor under the UK WEEE Regulations, HAIR TOOLS allows for end users of the EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us free of charge on a like-for-like basis for new EEE purchased. Such WEEE can be returned to the following location: HAIR TOOLS or contact WeeeCare.
If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WEEE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.
Alternatively, there is a network of recycling centres across the UK where consumers of WEEE can also take WEEE free of charge to be discarded, reused and/or recycled. The complete list of locations can be found at: www.recyclenow.com
In addition, if a retailer supplying new EEE from retail premises with a sales area relating to EEE of at least 400m², the retailer must provide for the takeback of very small WEEE free of charge to the end user, who has no obligation to buy EEE of an equivalent type.
Disposal instructions for old products:
The WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002/96/EC) has been put in to place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components, which can be recycled and reused. The product may also contain substances that can be hazardous to the environment if not disposed of properly.
Do not dispose of your old product in your general household waste bin. Electrical and electronic equipment should never be disposed of with general household waste, but must be separately collected for their proper treatment and recovery.
Please make yourself aware of the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic products marked with this symbol: The crossed-out bin symbol, placed on the product, reminds you of the need to dispose of the product correctly at the end of its life.
Use of the following disposal options:
- Dispose of the complete product (including its cables, plugs and accessories) in the designated WEEE collection facilities (Local council waste facility).
- Hand your complete old product back to the retailer from where you purchased it from. They should accept it as required by the WEEE directive.
With your help it is possible to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic waste ending up in landfill and to improve quality of life preventing the release of potentially hazardous substances into the environment.
For recycling company, please note that we are able to provide information on the reuse and environmentally sound treatment for all our EEE put on the market. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Waste Packaging – Where possible recycle!
Our aim is to reduce and minimize the impact of our packaging waste on the environment. We achieve this by employing a compliance scheme to assist and monitor our annual packaging as well as educate us in the reduction of future packaging we place on the market.
Here at Hair Tools we continuously research ways of reducing our packaging waste.
Please remember, where possible recycle your waste!
What is RoHS?
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2011/65/EU) was transposed into UK law on 2 January 2013.
We can confirm that all Hair Tools Products are compliant with the RoHS regulations.