ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015
Active Recycling Policies
We are proud of our commitment to recycling all our packaging (crates, boxes and packaging material). Our boxes all have a past and will have exciting futures if they are continued to be used for packaging. By doing this we are drastically reducing the load on the country’s landfill and reducing the impact on the environment to produce new boxes/packaging materials.
As a company, we are working towards going paperless. The introduction of a new IT system in 2018 has drastically reduced our paper usage. Any paper that we do use has been swapped for eco-friendly recycled paper.
At delivery/installation we encourage all end users to recycle the packaging materials if this is not possible we endeavour to return the materials to our head office for recycling.
We place large stock orders with our suppliers in order to reduce the number of shipments and packaging required for those shipments where possible and encourage our customers to take consolidated deliveries thereby further reducing packaging as well as the environmental cost of multiple deliveries.
During our supplier audits we emphasise our own environmental standards and encourage our suppliers to recycle all materials wherever possible, reduce packaging and consolidate deliveries.
SciQuip is using the very minimum new packaging and only if essential. SciQuip commits to using only materials that are fully recyclable and biodegradable.
All our waste paper is segregated and recycled, with sensitive information sent for secure destruction via shredding.
As part of our commitment to the environment SciQuip monitors and sets targets for paper usage. We actively recycle all waste paper, plastics, batteries, fluorescent tubes and printer cartridges.
We are also proud supporters of Freecycle.org
It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and receiving) things for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping goods out of landfills.
When possible, reuse is even better than recycling!
In 2019, we also recycled lab equipment crates into barn owl boxes, we then erected these boxes on site & in our local community:
WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The WEEE directive which came into force fully on 1st July 2007 puts the responsibility for the disposal of electrical equipment with the manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment and requires them to dispose of unwanted items in an environmentally-friendly manner.
SciQuip is proud to confirm our membership to the Veolia Environmental Services WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme. With this, our key obligations are:
(1) Each producer or authorised representative will finance the costs of collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of—
(a) WEEE from users other than private households arising during a compliance period from EEE placed on the market in the
United Kingdom on or after 13 August 2005 (“the relevant WEEE”) by that producer or authorised representative; and
(b) WEEE from users other than private households arising during a compliance period from EEE placed on the market in the
United Kingdom before 13 August 2005 where that producer or authorised representative is supplying new EEE that—
(i) is intended to replace the relevant WEEE, and
(ii) is of an equivalent type or is fulfilling the same function as the relevant WEEE.
(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) will prevent a producer from concluding an agreement with users other than private households to make alternative arrangements between themselves to finance the costs of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.
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