The WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU concerns the proper disposal of used electronics. The objectives of this Directive are: to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, to protect human health, and to utilize natural resources prudently and rationally. WEEE became European Law in 2003, covering many electronic products; in 2012, WEEE was expanded to include many consumable related products with electrical content. The updated Directive (2012/19/EU) contains several new obligations imposed on producers of electrical and electronic equipment.
Lexmark strives to be an environmentally responsible provider of products and services. We continue to develop products, features and solutions that offer our customers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of their printing and imaging activities. By incorporating Life Cycle Assessment results in our product design process, we develop sustainable products that combine high standards of performance, efficiency, and environmental stewardship through each stage of their life cycle.
Lexmark is an industry leader in supplies sustainability. Customers who participate in our award-winning Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP) return more than 1 out of 3 toner cartridges, which far exceeds industry averages. LCCP follows a zero landfill and incineration policy, ensuring that all the empty cartridges returned from customers are reused or recycled to their greatest environmental benefit.
In compliance with the Directive, Lexmark has launched a communication campaign to educate our employees, partners and customers about WEEE recycling procedures. Each of Lexmark’s products with electronic content are now labelled per WEEE specifications and are in accordance with the European Standard EN50419.
The WEEE symbol is shown below.
Products labelled with the WEEE symbol should not be disposed of with other household waste. Instead, please return these products to a designated collection point for waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling.
For more information, learn more about Lexmark’s sustainability programs and initiatives, or please contact your household waste disposal service for further details.