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Environmental Protection at BÖHNKE + PARTNER
As industrialization proceeds and environmental impact rises, it is to a growing extent stipulated to use material and apply production procedures that do not load the environment. As to an EC-regulation, for example, it will be forbidden to use lead for connections in electronic devices.
Measures taken to conform with RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances)
The RoHS-regulation 2002/95/ (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) is setting limits to the use of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic appliances for e. g. lead, cadmium, chromium and mercurium as from 1st July 2006. To conform with RoHS, in essential the soldered lead-connections are to be considered as used in production processes and in electronic components.
We did not wait until corresponding regulations would become valid and faced up to this topic in 2003 already. After a phase of many experiments and comprehensive tests, BÖHNKE + PARTNER have meanwhile changed over to RoHS-conforming production of electronic components. By the end of 2005, all components containing lead were sold. As a consequence, we are in a position to start the supply of RoHS-conforming components by the 1st of July, 2006 punctually.
For further information on RoHS, please refer to the website of the “Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektroindustrie” (central association of electro-technicians and the electrical industry) www.zvei.org and to the „Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit” (German federal ministry of environment and nature protection and reactor safety) www.bmu.de.
The future has begun right now - Eco-Design from BÖHNKE + PARTNER
It is high time that we make the cumulative energy consumption of new processes, machines and finished products to be a decisive aspect of the research and development projects of any producing company. To lower this consumption is the objective of the EuP directive (Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for the Energy-Using Products), which is a constituent part of the European climate-protection program.
The Eco-Design Directive is still being drafted and will presumably come into force not before 2007. We at BÖHNKE + PARTNER’s, however, have already started esteeming this future directive, taking it as a decisive criterion to lower the energy-consumption of our new products. In the development of new appliances we see not only to a non-polluting production and waste disposal but also to keeping the energy-consumption of production facilities, of operating and stand-by as low as possible.
Professional waste management of electronic components
For many years already, we have been complying with the stipulations of the 1st WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive Nr. 2002/96/EC), that came in force on the 13th of August, 2005, only. We have been going in the non-polluting production as well as in the environmentally compatible disposal of outsorted appliances.
Our controllers and components for the lift industry are not subject to the „ElektroG-Verordnung“ (regulation for electrical appliances) and can therefore be returned to municipal administrations in Germany free of charge. To safeguard a non-polluting disposal, we take back electronical components produced by us and care for their professional disposal. If you buy a remote diagnostic system, we will recommend environmentally compatible PCs of good brands that conform to RoHS and can be disposed of free of charge as from the 1st of March 2006 on.
Our customers can return their electronic units to our premises at their own expense:
BÖHNKE + PARTNER GmbH, Werk Bergisch Gladbach (Ortsteil Bensberg),
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00 - 16.00 h.
We will accept electronic devices of our own make BÖHNKE + PARTNER only, and kindly ask you to keep them unpolluted and dry and sort them, in order that we can have them recycled. The cost for disposal will be invoiced separately. It is not possible for you to return the electronic devices to the forwarder delivering the new ones to you.
Please check, if it is worth for you to return outsorted devices to us or if it is cheaper for you to dispose of them locally.
Professional disposal of all kinds of packing material
BÖHNKE + PARTNER abundantly support the aim of the „Verpackungsverordnung“ (regulation for the disposal of packing material) and comply with its requirements. We pack the lift material we produce, in order to protect it for the transport to our customers ( (§ 3 Abs. 1, Nr. 1 Verpackungsordnung). Packing cost are stated separately in the invoice. Our customers are free to return packing material to us at their own expense.
Address: BÖHNKE + PARTNER GmbH, Werk Bergisch Gladbach (Ortsteil Bensberg), Germany
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 - 16.00 h.
We accept packing material in which goods from BÖHNKE + PARTNER was packed only. Please keep the packing material (wood, paper, cardboard, foil, metal) clean, dry and sort it, in order that we can have it recycled. It is not possible for you to return the packing material to the forwarder delivering the goods to you.
Please check, if it is worth for you to return packing material to us or if it is cheaper for you to dispose of it locally.
Recycling of CDs and DVDs
As the raw materials on earth are precious and limited existing goods we have to go responsible on recources.
An important contribution to conserve recources is recycling - so the reclaiming of remnant- and reusable material.
CDs and DVDs consist mostly of the substrate polycarbonat, onto that a thin aluminium layer becomes evaporated. In the process of recycling the polycarbonat of high purity can get regained and serves again as base material for a number of new products for the auto industry up to the medical technique. Old CDs and DVDs do not belong to the trash.
Therefor we at BÖHNKE + PARTNER are collecting the old CDs and DVDs in the BlueBoxx®, a recommended system of the German Federal Environmental Agency, for recycling of valuable reusable materials. A genuine simple action for protecting environment