Denver, CO, August 15, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Baxa Corporation, a Denver-based manufacturer of equipment that automates fluid dispensing for hospital pharmacies, announces its compliance to the European Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment Directive, or WEEE. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the quantity of waste resulting from used electrical and electronic equipment and increase its re-use, recovery and recycling.
Under the Directive, the responsibility for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment transfers from the buyer to the companies that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle or treat these products and components in the European Union (EU). As an environmentally responsible manufacturer of equipment used for improving healthcare worldwide, Baxa is extending this responsibility not only to the EU but to our global customers.
Baxa Corporation now operates under full compliance with the WEEE Directive. Among the Directive’s requirements is the marking of any applicable equipment placed in the EU market with the WEEE symbol (a crossed-out, wheeled garbage bin); demonstration of the implementation of a take-back program; and meeting recycling targets. All applicable Baxa equipment is labeled with the “wheelie bin” symbol. The company’s take-back program is outlined in its Environmental Statement online.
“WEEE compliance is one piece of a comprehensive program for effective management of natural and other resources at Baxa Corporation,” states Pat Hynes, Vice President of Global Quality. “We strive to address the environmental impact of all of our operations – whether they are manu-facturing or office activities.”
Baxa Corporation is committed to manufacturing processes that minimize the opportunity for environmental harm and support sustainable resources. A provider of healthcare devices and equipment, the company strives to choose the most efficient materials for our products – those which have the greatest potential for patient safety and clinical efficacy and the least potential for adverse environmental impact.
About Baxa Corporation
Celebrating 30 years of business in 2005, Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com. A copy of Baxa Corporation’s Environmental Policy can be accessed from the link at the bottom of the Web site home page.
About the WEEE Directive
Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to reduce waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment; and improve the environmental performance of those involved in the life cycle of these products. The Directive affects those involved in manufacturing, selling, distributing, recycling or treating electrical and electronic equipment. For more information on the WEEE Directive, visit the UK environmental agency Web site at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/netregs/legislation/380525/473094/?lang=_e.
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
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