About

Environment

At Howard Wright we actively pursue environmental sustainability in our operations and product designs.   

Our environmentally conscious facility has been recognised in a regional award from the NZ Institute of Architects (2004) and national gold reserve award from the Register Master Builders Federation (2006).  

Our products are manufactured from recyclable steels, aluminium and plastic.  Components sourced from Europe comply with European environmental regulations.

We separate and recycle waste at our manufacturing facility.  Processes are independently audited to ensure they are safe for the environment.   

WASTE BATTERY REGULATIONS:

The EU Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators. The UK Battery Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to 3 types of batteries and accumulators placed on the market in the UK: Portable, Industrial, and Automotive.

Under Regulation 5 of the Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant batteries and battery packs placed on the market in the UK with the “crossed out wheeled bin symbol” to remind consumers not to discard batteries and accumulators in the domestic waste stream.

Howard Wright Europe Limited encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any batteries in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).Howard Wright Europe Limited supports the reuse and recycling of batteries as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some batteries contaminating the environment. As a Producer under the UK Battery Regulations, Howard Wright Europe Limited complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the BatteryBack Compliance Scheme and has been assigned the following Battery Producer Registration Number – BPRN07718.

WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE)

The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. Howard Wright Europe Limited encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).

Howard Wright Europe Limited supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.

As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Howard Wright Europe Limited complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/MM3795AA

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Distributors” are required to provide a “take-back” system which allows customers (end users) the opportunity to return (or “take-back”) their WEEE to a Distributor free of charge, when supplying new EEE on a like-for-like basis.

As a B2B Distributor under the UK WEEE Regulations, Howard Wright Europe Limited allows for end users of the EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us free of charge on a like-for-like basis for new EEE purchased. Such WEEE can be returned by contacting WeeeCare.

If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WEEE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.