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Regulations concerning the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
in the Wallonia Region are implemented by an amendment to the Producer Responsibility Decree
and came into force on April 18th 2005. Under the Decree, the financing of collection and recycling
of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before
August 13th 2005 is the customers responsibility. This is regardless of whether the equipment is
being replaced by a new piece of equipment from Black Box. Equipment purchased before August 13th
2005 is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Decree, Black Box is required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any
new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Black Box after
August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is
referred to as New WEEE.
Black Box products are very competitively priced. Any new
increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Black Box is normally
reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing
the prices of our products Black Box has decided to share these new
environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being
transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to
Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs are:
You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Black Boxs appointed recycler in Belgium
Black Box pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the
targets set by the Decree
Black Box pays for the costs of data management and
reporting to the Direction Gnrale
des Ressources Naturelles et de l'Environnement
(DGRNE)to demonstrate compliance with
all administrative requirements of the
Black Box has established a recycling contract with SIMS.
All Historic and New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Black Box products
is classed as non-hazardous waste**
**Black Box customers sending equipment for recycling are advised that you MUST
remove all batteries PRIOR to collection to avoid the equipment being classed as hazardous waste.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to SIMS.
In order to meet the requirements for waste disposal in Belgium, you should use
one of the following carriers (which will hold a valid Waste Carriers License
prior to producer take-back obligations beginning in Belgium):
Please click on the link below to download the recycling label you should use. Please
complete this label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.
» Recycling Label for Belgium (Wallonia) Customers
Under Article 12 of the WEEE Directive and the implementing Producer Responsibility Decree,
Black Box must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of
electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and
recovered within the Wallonia Region.
The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period August 2005 to July 2006 for each region.
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