Recycling Used Electronic Equipment
Intronix Technologies is committed to conducting business in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner that promotes the health of our employees, customers, community and the Environment. *Please note that infected medical devices must be disposed of as medical/biohazard waste and cannot be included in used electronic equipment recycling programs.
Recycling in the United-States
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that electronic waste contributes 70% of the heavy metals found in landfills today. If such wastes are not handled properly, toxic substances contained in electronics can leach into the air, soil, and water, which in turn can cause associated health effects such as increased risk of cancer and harm to the nervous system. Consequently, placing electronic waste in landfills is no longer an acceptable practice. In the United States, there currently is no national collection program for used electronic equipment; however, numerous states, counties, and local governments have implemented requirements for the management of electronic wastes. Intronix Technologies encourages its customers and other generators of used electronic equipment to review local programs for recycling opportunities and regulations. For further information, please see the U.S. EPA web site.
Recycling in Canada
Environment Canada reports that more than 140,000 metric tons of used electronics were sent to Canadian landfills annually. In addition to causing adverse affects to human health and the Environment, disposing of used electronics in landfills wastes valuable resources such as aluminum and copper. Working together to develop resource recovery strategies, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Industry Canada encourage the safe management of obsolete electronic equipment. Intronix Technologies customers should check with provincial authorities and local municipalities for recycling opportunities. For further information, please refer to Canada’s provincial environmental web pages.
Recycling in Europe
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The European Union (EU) has implemented the Directive 2012/19/EU to ensure there are systems in place in the EU Member States for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste electronic products. Intronix products that are marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE symbol should not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste. The marked equipment should be collected separately and returned to the designated recycling service.
The European Union (EU) has implemented the Directive 2006/66/EC to ensure there are systems in place in the EU Member States for the collection, treatment and recycling of batteries. Batteries supplied by Intronix for use with its products are marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE symbol and should not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste. Batteries should be collected separately and returned to the designated recycling service
The European Union (EU) has implemented the Directive 94/62/EC as amended by Directive 2004/12/EC to ensure there are systems in place in the EU Member States for the collection, treatment and recycling of packaging. Intronix product packaging is designed to minimize the impact to the environment while maintaining product integrity during shipment and storage. Packaging waste should be collected separately for recycling.
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