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WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment | Sunreuse

Sunreuse Association - WEEE SCRAP Company

About the Association

What is Sunreuse Association?

SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION is a Spanish Collective Extended Producer Responsibility (SCRAP) System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries and Accumulators, set up with the commitment and support of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and Accumulators Producers.
 
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What sets us apart

Why work with Sunreuse

1

National Authorization

We are the second SCRAP authorized at the national level by the MINISTRY OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE

Why work with Sunreuse
2

Personalized attention

Being a smaller SCRAP allows us to offer a closer and more personalized relationship, responding in an agile way to the doubts and needs of our associates.

3

Team with great experience

Great human and technical team backed by more than 15 years? experience in this sector

4

Company's catalogue review

To minimize and reduce costs to the company in the application of the WEEE RATE

What we offer

Services that we provide

WEEE

WEEE

SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION is a SCRAP WEEE organisation authorised by the Generalitat Valenciana and the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for WEEE coordination and management. Our job is to coordinate producers (those who put the product on the market), distributors, waste managers, end users and public administration. At SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION we are committed to properly managing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Batteries and Accumulators, thereby offering full coverage for the needs of companies that are considered “producers”. SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION operates AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL including the Canary and Balearic Islands, as well as the provinces of Ceuta and Melilla (WEEE) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment categories managed by SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION. These are the WEEE that we manage (covering all types), in accordance with the regulations:   Category Subcategory (1) Heat exchange appliances (1.1) ELECTRIC CHLOROFLUOROCARBON (CFC) HEAT EXCHANGE APPLIANCES, HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (HCFC), HYDROFLUOROCARBONS (HFC), HYDROCARBON (HC OR AMMONIA NH3) (1.2) ELECTRIC AIR CONDITIONING APPLIANCES (1.3) ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES WITH OIL IN CIRCUITS OR CONDENSERS (2) Monitors, screens and appliances with screens having a surface larger than 100 cm2 (2.1) MONITORS AND LED SCREENS (2.2) OTHER MONITORS AND SCREENS (3) Lamps (3.1) DISCHARGE LAMPS (MERCURY) AND FLUORESCENT LAMPS (3.2) LED LAMPS (4) Large appliances (with an exterior dimension greater than 50cm)   (5) Small appliances (with an exterior dimension greater than 50cm)   (6) Small information and telecommunication appliances (no dimension larger than 50cm)   (7) Large photovoltaic panels (with an exterior dimension greater than 50cm) (7.1) PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS WITH SILICON (7.2) PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS WITH CADMIUM TELLURIDE  

European database EPREL

European database EPREL

SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION and the Technological Institute (AIDIMME) collaborate to provide technical support to companies in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment sector (EEE) to include their products in the European database EPREL (European Product Database for Energy Labelling) The Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO) brought the new energy labelling for Lighting sources (mainly bulbs and lamps) into force from September 1, 2021, later modified to adapt the energy efficiency classification to the new consumption testing methods for these appliances. On March 1, 2020, this new label began to be applied to five families of electrical products (refrigerators, freezers and wine bars, washing and drying machines, dishwashers and electronic displays), both in physical stores and online. But from September 1, 2020, the new label also came into force for lighting. The new labelling of electrical products eliminates the energy classes A+, A++ and A+++, returning to a classification scale that goes from A to G, thereby keeping seven different categories (A is assigned to products with lower consumption and higher energy efficiency, and G to products with higher consumption and lower energy efficiency.) The new labels will also include an exclusive QR code so that the consumer can access the features and specific data for each model in a new Europe-wide database called EPREL (European Product Database for Energy Labelling) through their smartphone. To facilitate the transition between current and new SCRAP WEEE procedures, SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION, in collaboration with AIDIMME, , offers advice to companies in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) sector to help them comply with the new requirements. During consultation SUNREUSE ASSOCIATION proceeds with what is called the "Accompanying Phase”, to register the company with EPREL  and the products with the File Upload / UI / System to System or Equivalent Model registration methods, with all the required technical information  thereby registered in the system. As a Technological Institute AIDIMME, provides the general product description, harmonised standards reference, specific precautions to be taken into account, technical parameter measurements, calculations, and conditions based on the new testing methods.  

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WEEE Compliance with Authorised Representative
Are you looking for a WEEE service with European coverage: If you are an exporter from a European Union country and sell products in Spain, or a Spanish producer that also sells in other EU countries, we can offer you a solution.   Compliance with the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is mandatory in all EU countries. Countries affected by European WEEE Regulations   ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE TO WORK IN SPAIN? If your company is located in an EU country, outside of Spain, but you are selling Electrical and Electronic Equipment products in the Spanish territory, you need an AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE to work in SPAIN. SUNREUSE has just the solution for you. It covers all your responsibilities regarding implementation of the WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive in Spain.  SUNREUSE will be responsible for fulfilling the obligations resulting from your exports to Spain: Communication of products to the Ministry, management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment...
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HOW TO COMPLY WITH WEEE REGULATIONS IN OTHER EU COUNTRIES

Spanish company that must comply with WEEE in Europe
Are you looking for a WEEE service with European coverage: If you are an exporter from a European Union country and sell products in Spain, or a Spanish producer that also sells in other EU countries, we can offer you a solution.   Compliance with the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is mandatory in all EU countries. Countries affected by European WEEE Regulations   HOW TO COMPLY WITH WEEE REGULATIONS IN OTHER EU COUNTRIES 1st OBLIGATION: I must provide the ministry with detailed information on distance selling in OTHER EU COUNTRIES where the product is put on the market, in accordance with the Implementation Regulation (EU) 2019/290 of 19 February 2019 from the Commission. This is necessary to continue operating in Spain. 2nd OBLIGATION: I have to look for a SOLUTION in each EU country where I sell my products to fulfil my responsibilities: Being aware of the bureaucracy and procedures involved for companies, SUNREUSE offers an INTERNATIONALISATION service that consists of searching for the best alternative in economic and administrative terms to recycle your EEE waste (electrical and electronic equipment) in all countries where your company sells its products.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is WEEE?

WEEE stands for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment; that is, everything we use such as: electric toothbrushes, dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, etc. These items become WEEE once they break down and stop working.
 

What is the WEEE Fee, more commonly known as the Ecotax?

This fee has been in force in Spain since 2005 and its aim is:
To control the generation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, as well as to ensure its proper management.

Spanish law dictates that the responsibility for WEEE management lies in producers (whether these be manufacturers, distributors, or importers). This can be through adherence to a Collective Extended Producer Responsibility System (SCRAP) or the establishment of an individual system.

This means that consumers pay for subsequent management when they buy any product.
 

Are “components” included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

Components are articles or products that, when assembled, allow a device to function properly.

If the components are placed on the market separately for the manufacture and/or repair of devices, they fall outside the scope of the Royal Decree -- unless they have an independent function in and of themselves.
 

Are antennas and cables included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

Antennas used for the transfer of electromagnetic fields comply with the definition of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and, therefore, said Royal Decree is applicable thereto.

Cables used to transfer electrical currents and electromagnetic feels also comply with the definition of EEE, provided that they are fitted with connectors, or the connection parts needed to link up with other Electrical and Electronic Equipment and are supplied individually to the end user (not forming part of another EEE, since in that case they would be considered components and therefore excluded).

Data, audio, voice, and video transmission cables (and, in general, all telecommunications cables) do not comply with the definition of EEE and, therefore, are not considered EEE.
 
Electrical cables supplied to installers which are intended to be permanently installed in buildings under construction as part of large-scale fixed installations are excluded from application of Royal Decree 110/2015.
 

Are printer cartridges considered Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEEs)?

It depends on the type of printer cartridge.

Printer cartridges containing electrical parts and requiring electric current or electromagnetic fields to function properly fall under the WEEE Royal Decree and are therefore considered EEE.

Print cartridges consisting simply of a tank and ink, without any electrical parts, do not fall under the WEEE Royal Decree.
 

Are power inverters included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

A power inverter is an electrical device that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) and which is commonly used to provide alternating current (AC) power from direct current (DC) sources at the desired magnitude and frequency for the electric grid or for an isolated facility.

An example of this type of power inverters are those used in photovoltaic installations that are responsible for transmitting electrical energy from the junction box to the grid, or the power inverters used to charge batteries and accumulators. These inverters do meet the definition of Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

However, power inverters are not included under Royal Decree when they are designed and placed on the market as a component that will be integrated into another device.
 

Are filament bulbs included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

Filament bulbs continue to be excluded from the extended scope of Royal Decree 110/2015.
This exclusion was imposed in 2002 by the “old WEEE Directive;” thus, they do not fall under the Royal Decree.
 

Are electric garage door motors included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

An electric motor that automatically opens and closes a door meets the definition for Electrical and Electronic Equipment even if it is installed in another device that the Royal Decree is not applicable to (garage door). It is included under “Electrical and Electronic Tools".
 

Are all medical devices included within the scope of Royal Decree 110/2015 on WEEE?

Medical electrical and electronic equipment is included with some exceptions.
Exclusion from Royal Decree 110/2015 only applies to medical equipment (medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices) when such devices are expected to be infectious before the end of the life cycle.
Medical devices implantable in humans are also excluded.

Example of inclusion: a monitoring screen that has no contact with the patient.
Examples of exclusion: Single-use medical equipment (electrodes used to monitor the health status of a baby during birth, etc.).
 

Is equipment for the generation of electric current or electromagnetic fields considered to be Electrical and Electronic Equipment?

Electricity generators fall under the Royal Decree, including power generators that use combustion, wind, water, solar energy, and/or other means.
The aim is not to include a complete power plant, but simply the equipment meant for the generation of electric current or electromagnetic fields.
 

How are the external dimensions measured to categorise the different pieces of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)?

As a general rule, it is proposed that the outer dimensions of a piece of EEE be measured in the ready-to-use state but without parts and accessories, such as tubes and cables. Power cables, whether fixed or removable, are also not measured with EEE. If the EEE has fixed retractable or folding parts (e.g., antennas or articulated arms), the EEE is to be measured in its most compact form to minimise these parts’ impact on the measurement.

EEE is classified as small if the largest dimension is less than or equal to 50 cm -- even if, for example, a flexible power cable has a length of 100 cm.

EEE is classified as large if the outer dimension is greater than 50 cm.
 

What kind of Electrical and Electronic Equipment are electric hot water heaters classified as?

Electric hot water heaters are devices that use electric energy to heat the water contained therein. A rise in temperature occurs directly when water passes through an electric resistor (there are no fluids that exchange temperature with the water). Therefore, electric water heaters are included within category 4 (large devices).

Are means of transport for people or goods considered Electrical and Electronic Equipment?

The difference lies in means of transport that are official authorised and those that are not.
Examples of exclusion: lorries, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, planes, and other means
of transport.

Examples of inclusion: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that is not officially authorised.
Electric toy cars where 1 or 2 children can sit inside: This vehicle is considered, first and foremost, as a toy and it does fall under the Royal Decree.
 
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