vMall supports the proper recycling, recovery, and handling of waste associated with electronics. We implement strict policies to ensure that, at a minimum, Our products and packaging fully comply with the requirements of each government's jurisdiction in which We do business. This includes compliance with the WEEE and RoHS Directives issued by the European Union (EU).
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
vMall has taken the following approach to complying with this Directive:
vMall will, where applicable, register with national authorities in accordance with the requirements of UK and the EU for vMall products that are subject to the WEEE Directive.
vMall works cooperatively with treatment facilities and governmental agencies to provide information that enables the successful treatment of WEEE products.
vMall will provide information to reuse centres, treatment, and recycling facilities regarding new electrical and electronic equipment as required by each UK and EU Member State and the WEEE Directive. For more information, please contact vMall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
vMall WEEE products will be designed with recycling, reuse, and waste management as a consideration.
vMall WEEE products will be labelled or stamped with the WEEE marking as shown below in accordance with European Standard EN 50419.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK and EU law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and Internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK and EU.
- Much of the UK's and EU's WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
- Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save Our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of newElectric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites. vMall is obliged under these regulations to offer Our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from Us.
For example, if a customer bought a new mobile from Us We would accept their old mobile and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely.
Customers must return their WEEE item to Us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
For any goods purchased on Our Website We will accept the old device at Our distribution centre at C/O Data Select, 136 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, United Kingdom, SL1 4SS within 28 days with proof of purchase of Your new item.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown above.
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.
Important information for private household (or similar) users:
WEEE from private households means WEEE that comes from private households as well as commercial, industrial, institutional, and other sources that, because of its nature and quantity, is similar to that from private households.
The presence of the WEEE label or stamp (as shown above) indicates members and guests of private households are responsible for properly disposing of WEEE products. Marked products must not be disposed as a part of household waste. WEEE labelled products must be kept separate and returned to a designated collection point for their dismantling, recycling, and/or reuse. In some cases, the WEEE labelled product can be returned to the place of purchase.
The proper disposal of WEEE products by households will conserve natural resources (through re-use and recycling) and protect environmental and human health through proper disposal.
In some cases there are punitive actions that Your city, municipality, council, or EU Member State can take for not properly disposing of WEEE products.
For more information regarding options for disposal of WEEE products, please contact Your local city office, municipality and/or Your waste management service by telephone, or visit Your country’s government website by following https://www.gov.uk