Under the French Decree on Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Management of its Waste which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before August 13th 2005 is the customer's responsibility. This is regardless of whether the equipment is being replaced by a new piece of equipment from Waters. The old equipment that your new purchase from Waters replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the Decree, Waters is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Waters after August 13th 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Please contact the Waters European Headquarters in France to identify WEEE arrangements in France:
En Yvelines Cedex
Tel: + 33 1 3048 7200
Fax: + 33 1 3048 7201
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