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Global warming is the ultimate world-wide issue. And it's clear that everyone has a role to play in combating climate change. At Vax we're reducing our impact on landfill by helping our customers to maintain and prolong the life of their Vax machines.
We're also helping the environment by cutting back on polystyrene in our packaging. To date we have reduced our polystyrene usage by 50% and we're planning to move to completely polystyrene free packaging.
And we're also looking at reducing the size of our packaging. This spells good news for trees. And we can fit more of our smaller cartons on each shipping pallet, streamlining our 'machine miles'.
Finally, increasing the size of our solution bottles gives you more -and produces less packaging per litre of solution in the process.
The UK WEEE or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling. The aim of this directive is to reduce the levels of electrical and electronic household waste.
Vax now offers customers a Take Back Scheme (TBS) so that you can get your old electrical products recycled. If you buy a Vax vacuum cleaner, steamer or carpet washer from our website you are eligible for our TBS. For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.
Every year, people in Britain throw away about one million tonnes of electrical items. This waste is deposited in Landfills all over the UK. Help stop harmful chemicals getting into the environment by recycling electrical items, rather than putting them with household waste.
Look out for the crossed out wheelie bin sign!
If you have to dispose of electrical equipment, make sure it is recycled safely. This will help save energy and stop harmful chemicals damaging the environment. The 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol found on many electrical items means that they should not be disposed of with normal household waste.
For further information on recycling WEEE or recycling in general please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/weee-regulations-2013-government-guidance-notes.
RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment regulations 2005) has been in force since July 2006 and is applicable in all EU countries.
RoHS aims to reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials that are put into the environment when a product reaches the end of its life. It limits the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and the flame-retardants PBB (Polybrominted biphenyl) and PBDE (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether) in domestic appliances.
Most Vax products manufactured in 2005 and all products manufactured after 1st July comply with RoHS regulations.
To aid you in making assessments for your Health & Safety requirements we have provided the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) information for our cleaning solutions.