Many countries and U.S. states are actively implementing and/or considering implementation of regulations aimed at mitigating the ever increasing volume of electronic waste (E-Waste) being created around the globe. SGI believes this growing concern is best addressed by going back to the basics of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
We design our products to have long lives in comparison to many other electronic computing products. By making them modular and easily upgradeable, we strive to further extend our products useful life. When particular components or systems do reach their end-of-life, we advocate proper handling so that the products are disassembled with maximum reuse, recovery, and recycling, thereby minimizing the impact on landfill and the environment.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
WEEE Directive Compliance
To comply with the WEEE take back requirements for SGI-branded product sold in the EU after August 13, 2005, SGI has developed a take back program. The take back program utilizes recycling to reduce waste. Under certain circumstances SGI will also take back non-SGI equipment that is "like for like", when it is displaced by new SGI hardware.
WEEE Product Take Back ~ EU Products "put on the market" on or after August 13, 2005
The customer must agree to relinquish ownership or any legal\financial claim to the equipment. The transfer of ownership will take place at the point the goods are tendered to SGI and/or our WEEE Recycler and/or their agent. The appropriate carrier responsible for transporting the equipment and recycling it in accordance with the WEEE directive will contact the customer with specifics regarding product pick up.
If a customer chooses not to return the equipment to SGI at the end of its life, the customer shall agree in writing to properly dispose of the equipment, at the customer's cost, and indemnify SGI for any fines and/or penalties.
For more WEEE information, contact our EU recycling team.
Information about recycled materials and recovered e-waste from SGI’s Midwest operations can be found on the Recycling Solutions page.