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Environmental information

Micron Consumer Products Group is committed to addressing growing environment concerns regarding electronic products. We are working diligently to design, develop, and market products that reduce environmental impact and ensure materials used in our processes do not pose a potential hazard to our employees, customers, or the environment. We strive for this through the entire life cycle of our products.

In addition to testing our products for regulatory compliance, we also meet the requirements of prominent globally recognized standards such as RoHS and WEEE. Here, we minimize the use of hazardous materials as well as offer our customers ways to properly dispose of and recycle products.

The legislative environment is continuing to change, expand, and evolve. Rather than ignore it or see it as an added burden, we embrace it as part of our responsibility of being good corporate citizens. We have offered lead-free products and RoHS compliant products for several years and in 2008, we began to offer halogen-free products as well.

As more states and countries pass recycling and hazardous material legislation, we will work to ensure our products meet the ongoing requirements.

RoHS/WEEE Compliance Statement

RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)

The Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002/95/EC (also known as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted by the European Union in February 2003, and took effect in July 2006. This was superseded by 2011/65/EU which took effect in January 2013. The RoHS directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). After July 1, 2006, the use of these materials was banned in new products sold in Europe. Additionally, the use of decaBDE (decabromodiphenil ether), was banned on July 1, 2008.

All Micron Consumer Products Group products and their packaging materials sold and/or imported into the European Union are fully compliant.*

* We recognize that certain industries have received exemptions from the RoHS directives. These products have always been 5/6 RoHS compliant, meaning they contain Pb solder, but otherwise comply with RoHS regulations (they meet five of six stipulations). If you are a EU customer and have a RoHS exemption and prefer leaded (as opposed to lead free) product please contact your Sales Representative.

Note that many of our products contain electronic ceramic passive parts that may use lead-oxides which are exempt from the Directive (see Article 4, Annex III, Item 7(c)-I of the Annex thereto). Products manufactured prior to 10/29/2010 will also claim the 7(c)-III exemption. If you have questions on whether or not a specific part number claims these exemptions, please contact your Sales Representative.

The RoHS legislation, and some applicable FAQs can be found here:

http://www.rohs.eu/english/legislation/rohs-legislation.html

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf

WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)

The RoHS directive is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC, which defines collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to address the problem of electronic waste. The WEEE Directive / Regulations apply to companies that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle, or treat electrical and electronic equipment, as well as to consumers in the European Community.

According to the WEEE Directive, there are ten categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) including:

  1. Large Household Appliances (e.g. washing machines, cookers)
  2. Small Household Appliances (e.g. toasters, irons, hairdryers)
  3. IT and Telecommunications Equipment (e.g. PCs, copiers, phones, mobiles)
  4. Consumer Equipment (e.g. TVs, videos, hi-fis)
  5. Lighting Equipment (e.g. fluorescent lamps, but excludes filament lightbulbs)
  6. Electrical and Electronic Tools (e.g. lawnmowers, sewing machines, drills)
  7. Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment (e.g. video games, bike computers, slot machines)
  8. Medical devices, except implanted and infected products (e.g. ventilators, analysers)
  9. Monitoring and control instruments (e.g. smoke detectors, thermostats)
  10. Automatic dispensers (e.g. drinks dispensers, chocolate dispensers, ATMs)

While there are many different materials that go into creating EEE, many products contain valuable metals and resources that need to be recycled and some products contain materials, components and substances which can be dangerous to the environment and harmful to human health if proper treatment does not take place at the product's end of life. Products labeled with the symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin as shown below are EEE (see below). The crossed-out wheeled bin denotes that WEEE must not be disposed of with the remainder of unseparated household waste, but should instead be collected separately and managed in an environmentally sound manner.

crossed-out wheeled bin

Depending on your location, WEEE can be returned free of charge by any person to recycling stations, from retailers who sell EEE when a 'like for like' product (i.e. the same type of product) is purchased, other collection sites, or it may be collected directly from the households. For more detailed product take-back information, please refer to our country specific contacts listed below.

As a European consumer, you are not allowed to dispose of WEEE together with your household waste. While it is primarily the distance seller's obligation to collect WEEE free of charge, on delivery of a new 'like for like 'product, it is the consumer's responsibility to ensure that their WEEE is not disposed of in regular household waste.

You should instead use the designated collection points, equipment collection schemes or you can simply return your product directly to the producer or retailer where you originally purchased your equipment if you are buying a new 'like for like' model. In this way, the environmental impact associated with disposal of WEEE is reduced and there will be more opportunity for reusing, recycling and recovering WEEE.

Micron Consumer Products Group is dedicated to minimizing the impact our products have on the environment, and Micron Consumer Products Group customers can return products free of charge to us for recycling or can bring their equipment back to where they purchased it when they buy a replacement or upgrade. The European WEEE Directive and some applicable FAQs can be found here:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/index_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf

Although European Member State implementation of the WEEE Directive is similar in nature, the actual requirements and collection schemes vary from country to country. As more states and countries both within and outside of the EU pass recycling legislation, Micron Consumer Products Group will continue offer take-back schemes in these countries.

Here are all the schemes we are currently registered with. Included is the identification of the scheme, their address and contact information, and website information where consumers can learn how to return their WEEE for recycling free of charge.

Country Scheme Contact info Website To recycle your product
Austria ERP European Recycling Platform (ERP) Österreich GmbH
Döblinger Hauptstrasse 50
1190 Wien, Österreich
Tel.: +43/1/2024925
Website Click here for a list of recycling locations for you to take your product
Denmark Elretur Elretur
Christiansborggade 1, 1558 København
Telefon 33 36 91 98
Website Contact Elretur for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Estonia Eesti Elektroonikaromu MTÜ Eesti Elektroonikaromu
Vana-Narva mnt 26
Maardu 74114
Tel: 633 9244
Website Click here for a list of recycling locations for you to take your product
Finland Elker Oy Elker Oy
Särkiniementie 3
FI-00210 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 (0) 10 249 1700
Website Please recycle your product by going to a local collection point. You may search for a location close to you by visiting the following website: http://www.jly.fi/kerays/ or http://www.elker.fi/fi/SER-kierratys.
France ERP ERP France SAS
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux
Téléphone: 01 55 18 77 43
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Germany ERP ERP Deutschland GmbH
Kirchweg 66
50858 Köln
Tel: +49 (0)7031 7632-378
Website Refer to your local collection point for WEEE. You’ll find the direction in the "waste calendar" which is distributed by your community to all households. (In German: Erkundigen Sie sich bei Ihrem Recycling- oder Wertstoffhof. Die Adresse finden Sie im Abfallkalender Ihrer Gemeinde.)
Greece Appliance Recycling Appliances Recycling S.A.
196 Sygrou Av. & 2 Charokopou Street
GR 17671, Kallithea
Tel: +30 210 5319780
Website Please call Appliances Recycling for your product return at: 210 5319780 or 210 5319762-5
Ireland ERP ERP Ireland
Block C Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2
+353 1 4953889
Website E-mail CrucialEUSupport@micron.com for free post envelopes to recycle your product at:
WEEE Recycle
Cappincur I.E.
Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland
Israel Ecommunity Ecommunity – a Social Corporation for Recycling Electronic Waste Ltd
46 Rothschild St.
Tel Aviv
Website Please recycle your product by going to a local collection point. You may search for a location close to you by visiting our website
Italy ERP ERP Italia S.r.l.
Via Fratelli di Dio 2/C
20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) Italia
Tel: +39 02 9214 7479
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Luxembourg Ecotrel Ecotrel asbl
26, rue Léon Laval
L-3372 Leudelange
Luxembourg
(00352) 26098-732
Website Contact Ecotrel for recycling opportunities, or recycle your product at your local authority collection point.
Poland ERP Poland Europejska Platforma Recyklingu
Polska Organizacja Odzysku Sprzetu
Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego SA
01-217 Warszawa
ul. Kolejowa 5/7
Tel: +48 22 434 73 64
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Portugal ERP ERP Portugal
Beloura Office Park, Edifício 6, Sala 6
Quinta da Beloura 2710-693 SINTRA
Portugal
+(351) 210029211
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
Slovakia Natur-Pack Natur-Pack
Ruzova dolina 6, 821 08 Bratislava
Tel: +421-2-502 21 222
Website Contact Natur-Pack to recycle your product, or alternatively go to your local authority collection point.
Spain ERP ERP Espana
C/ Del Viento, 10E
28760 Tres Cantos - Madrid
Tel: +34 91 806 30 42
Website Contact ERP for information on how best to recycle your product free of charge or return your product to a local collection point.
UK Valpak Valpak Ltd
Stratford Business Park
Banbury Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 7GW
Tel: 08450 682 572
Website To return your products free of charge directly to Crucial Technology in the UK please e-mail CrucialEUSupport@micron.com for a free post envelope:
Crucial Technology Europe
12 Redwood Crescent
Peel Park Campus
East Kilbride
G74 5PA
Scotland
Tel:+44 (0)1355 586100

While Micron Consumer Products Group believes in the objectives and aims of waste electronic legislation, there are some practicalities that prevent our company from fulfilling the same obligations in every country. For instance, in some countries we are unable to register and join a producer responsibility scheme due to the way in which a particular country has enacted their own WEEE legislation. In these situations Micron Consumer Products Group is continuing to monitor and work with the regulatory authorities in these countries to ensure that our products are properly recycled and disposed. If your country is listed below, please note that you can, and should, still recycle your products by going to your local container park or collection point. You may also return your product free of charge to any retailer that sells memory products when you purchase your new equipment.

Country Additional info
Belgium To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Croatia Please call 0800 444 110 or visit the web site www.eeotpad.com for recycling locations
Cyprus Contact the Ministry of Agriculture for further information on how to recycle your product in Cyprus at: http://www.moa.gov.cy/
Latvia To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Lithuania To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Malta To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Netherlands To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Norway To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Slovenia To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Sweden To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Switzerland To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.

Micron Consumer Products Group products are not available via website sales in the following countries. Please go to your local electronics shop in order to purchase our products.

Country How to recycle
Czech Republic To recycle your product in the Czech Republic please contact the following collection agent: Asekol s.r.o.
Dobrušská 1
147 00 Praha 4
dispecink@asekol.cz
Hungary To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.
Romania To recycle your product please go to your local authority collection point.

China RoHS Directive

In February 2006, China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) outlined the long-awaited "Management Methods for Controlling Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products Regulation" (China RoHS) This directive provides a broad regulatory framework for substance restrictions, pre-market certifications, labeling and information disclosure requirements affecting the comprehensive range of products and parts defined as "electronic information products". The extremely broad scope of products captured under that definition highlights the potential that the entire IT industry will be directly affected by "China RoHS" compliance obligations. China RoHS, began on March 1, 2007.

EPUP symbol

All Micron Consumer Products Group products are currently China RoHS compliant. On products that are to be marketed in China, the EPUP symbol (shown below) will be present on the product or its packaging.

A China RoHS Certificate can be found here:

China RoHS Certificate

An English translation of the China RoHS legislation, can be found here:

http://www.aeanet.org/GovernmentAffairs/gabl_ChinaRoHSpage0905.asp

Green Dot

Green Dot The Green Dot (Der Grüne Punkt) is an international trademark held by PRO-Europe s.p.r.l. (Brussels) and Duales System Deutschland AG (Cologne). The trademark is used in many European countries to indicate that the marked packaging has had its recovery and recycling costs paid for by the producer. The symbol does not indicate the recyclability of the packaging component it is placed on.

For more information on the Green Dot please visit the PRO-Europe website: http://www.pro-e.org

Australian Packaging Covenant

Micron Consumer Products Group is a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant. The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) represents a commitment by governments and industry to the sustainable design, use and recovery of packaging.

It is the voluntary component of a co-regulatory model designed to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging by encouraging improvements in packaging design, higher recycling rates and better stewardship of packaging

REACh Certification

Micron Consumer Products Group is fully aware of the REACh regulation and has a team in place to monitor all aspects of the regulation. We are also working directly with our suppliers to ensure all of our facilities meet all of the REACh requirements. From the product compliance standpoint, Micron Consumer Products Group monitors and tracks all material content information and shares this information with our customers as requested. Our die, component, and module level products do not contain any of the materials published in candidate list on the ECHA website:

http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp

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