The European Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive aims to reduce the amount of WEEE going to landfill, by requiring all manufacturers and producers to take responsibility for what happens to the products they sell at the end of their lives.
The WEEE directive has been in place since 2006 and the most recent WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU aims to increase the amount of e-waste that is appropriately treated and to reduce the volume that goes to disposal. Products are market with the wheelie-bin symbol (EN 50419:2006) indicating that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste.
The WEEE directive (article 11) sets mandatory component material recycling & reuse rates of 65% and recovery rates of 75% for electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market.
Opengear products comply with the WEEE directive and have been analysed for product composition with re-use/recycling and recovery rates that have been certified to exceed the minimums demanded by the WEEE directive.