WEEE Information for KCI Customers
The UK WEEE Regulations came fully into force on 1st July 2007 and implement the EC WEEE Directive in the UK. The WEEE Directive aims to minimise the disposal of WEEE as non-segregated municipal waste and increase the amount of WEEE which is collected for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal.
KCI Medical meets its obligation to the UK WEEE Regulations to finance the take-back and recycling of KCI Medical consumer-use electronic products though membership to the UK Government approved Producer Compliance Scheme, WEEECare for household products.
Consumers can play their part towards the reuse and recycling of WEEE by returning their KCI Medical electronic product when it becomes waste to their local authority waste recycling centre free of charge. The collection and recycling of KCI consumer products at end-of-life which are returned to the local authority waste recycling centres is funded through the fees which KCI Medical pays to its appointed Producer Compliance Scheme.
Businesses (including hospitals and general practitioners) requiring environmentally sound disposal of a KCI Medical consumer-use electronic product can contact KCI’s appointed Producer Compliance Scheme, WEEECare to understand what arrangements have been made for the take-back and recycling of these products:
Tel: 0844 800 2004
KCI devices or parts of them may be considered potentially infectious after their use. Bio-hazardous materials disposition follows strict National rules which may impact on the recycling processes described above. If you are in doubt or if you need to know how to dispose of them, please contact your local Health Authority or prescribing physician or local Health Care Professional.
The European Directive 2006/66/EC (The Batteries Directive), requires batteries importers and/or manufacturers to comply with specific recycling processes for batteries that may be present in their devices.
KCI is registered with Local and National recycling schemes for batteries in those European Countries that have transposed “The Batteries Directive” and therefore complies with the National legislation requirements. If you need further information, please contact your local KCI representative.