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Labeling and notification of the recycling fee

Devices placed on the market has to be marked with a separate collection mark, which is the crossed over bin. In addition, devices placed on the market on or after 14 August 2005 must bear a mark indicating that the device was placed on the market on or after that date.

In special cases, due to the size or function of the product, the separate collection mark may appear on the packaging of the device, in the instructions for use and in the warranty certificate. Read more: on the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES).

The manual or electronic format of the appliance should contain additional information on the features of the appliance. The information shall identify the components and materials of the electrical and electronic equipment and the location of hazardous substances and mixtures in the equipment. The information on the new type of equipment must be provided within one year of the equipment being placed on the European market for the first time. It must be freely usable for updating, renewing, re-use and recycling.

Notification of the recycling fee

In Finnish consumer trade, a possible recycling fee is always included in the purchase price of the device, ie the costs arising from waste management may not be reported separately when selling a new product. In business-to-business transactions, the recycling fee can be reported separately if desired. There are country-by-country differences in the recycling fee notification within the EU.