• Environmental Responsibility

    Our commitment is to conserve natural resources, promote energy efficiency, and eliminate waste to achieve both environmental and business benefits. Our goal is to divert the highest possible amount of materials from the landfill through recycling.

    Below, please see a list of resources for recycling Physio-Control equipment around the world.    

    North America      

    United States
    Canada  

     

     

     

           

    Europe          

     

     

     

    Austria*
    Belgium*
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic*         
    Denmark*
    Estonia  

    Finland*
    France
    Germany*           
    Greece*
    Hungary
    Iceland*
    Ireland  

    Italy
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg         
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Norway*

    Poland*
    Portugal
    Slovakia
    Slovenia*
    Spain*
    Sweden*
    Switzerland*
    United Kingdom    

     *Physio-Control is in transition but currently operates via Medtronic for recycling requirements.  

    Recycling Used Electronic Equipment in North America  

    Please note that infected medical devices must be decontaminated prior to being included in used electronic equipment recycling programs. In addition, certain electronic products must be returned directly to Physio-Control. Contact your medical clinic or Physio-Control sales representative for return instructions. 
     

    Recycling in the United States   

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that electronic waste contributes 70% of the heavy metals found in landfills today. If such wastes are not handled properly, toxic substances contained in electronics can leach into the air, soil and water, which in turn can cause associated health effects such as increased risk of cancer and harm to the nervous system. Consequently, placing electronic waste in landfills is no longer an acceptable practice.

    In the United States, there currently is no national collection program for used electronic equipment; however, numerous states, counties and local governments have implemented requirements for the management of electronic wastes. Physio-Control encourages its customers and other generators of used electronic equipment to review local programs for recycling opportunities and regulations. For further information, please see the U.S. EPA web site: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/recycle/ecycling/live.htm  
     

    Recycling in Canada   

    Environment Canada reports that more than 140,000 metric tons of used electronics were sent to Canadian landfills annually. In addition to causing adverse effects to human health and the Environment, disposing of used electronics in landfills wastes valuable resources such as aluminum and copper.

    Working together to develop resource recovery strategies, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Industry Canada encourage the safe management of obsolete electronic equipment. Physio-Control customers should check with provincial authorities and local municipalities for recycling opportunities. For further information, please refer to Canada’s provincial environmental web pages at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=fd9b0e51-1

     

    Recycling in Europe  

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    The European Union (EU) has implemented the WEEE Directive to ensure there are systems in place in the EU countries for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste electronic products. At Physio-Control, product stewardship is a key element of our EHS program – the proper handling of products at end of life, however, must be a shared effort between our company and our customers. Physio-Control products that are marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE symbol should not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste. The marked equipment should be collected separately and returned to the designated recycling service (see European [Union] Country Recycling Services). The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment will support natural resource conservation and help to protect human health and the environment.
     
    Packaging Waste  
    Collection and recycling services for household waste packaging materials are also offered in many European countries. Packaging waste should not be disposed of with other household waste; it should be collected separately for recycling. See European (Union) Country Recycling Services for available national packaging collection and recycling services. Collecting and recycling waste packaging materials assists in minimizing potential negative impacts to the environment and human health.
     

    Austria     

    WEEE Recycling in Austria

    EEE for households (electrical or electronic devices delivered by Medtronic that are intended to be used by patients or laymen people [i.e. not health care professionals]) are licensed to INTERSEROH Austria GmbH under the license number 144236. Customers of Medtronic Austria GmbH can dispose of this WEEE at local waste collection points. For more information visit http://www.interseroh-austria.com  

    EEE for commercial purposes (electrical or electronic devices that are intended solely for use by health care professionals employed in health care institutions) which was supplied by Medtronic, will be accepted by Medtronic Austria GmbH for proper disposal or recycling. In this case please contact Medtronic Austria.
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Austria
    All batteries delivered by Medtronic are licensed to INTERSEROH Austria GmbH under the license number 144236. Customers can dispose of their battery waste at any local battery collection points. For more information visit http://www.interseroh-austria.com  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Austria
    Medtronic Austria GmbH declares that all goods were delivered exclusively in packaging (sales and transport packaging) that has been licensed to ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria under the ARA license number 5258. Customers of Medtronic Austria GmbH can dispose of their packaging waste of Medtronic products at local packaging collection points or in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities. For more information visit http://www.ara.at/  
      

    Belgium  

    WEEE Recycling in Belgium
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Melarec, the national collection and recycling program for WEEE in Belgium. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit http://www.recupel.be  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Belgium
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the national collection and recycling program for Battery Waste in Belgium. Customers can dispose of their Battery Waste at local disposal bins available in some municipalities.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Belgium
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the national collection and recycling program for packaging in Belgium. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit http://www.valipac.be  
     

    Croatia   

    WEEE and Battery Waste Recycling in Croatia
    Medtronic distributors in Croatia cooperate with company Spectra Media d.o.o .WEEE and Battery Waste Recycling.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Croatia
    Medtronic distributors in Croatia cooperate with company "Eko-Ozra" on Packaging Waste Recycling. For more information visit: www.eko-ozra.hr
     

    Cyprus 

    WEEE Recycling in Cyprus
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site. 
     

    Czech Republic   

    WEEE Recycling in Czech Republic  
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Czech Republic
    Medtronic has enlisted with EKO-KOM, the national scheme in the Czech Republic for co-financing take-back and recovery of packaging waste through municipal schemes of separate collection. For more information, contact: http://www.ekokom.cz/
     

    Denmark    

    WEEE Recycling in Denmark
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Elretur, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE in Denmark. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at any municipal (local) WEEE collection point or dedicated disposal bins. To organize collection at their facility, customers are advised to contact Elretur. For more information visit http://www.elretur.dk  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Denmark
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Elretur, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE and Batteries in Denmark. Customers can dispose of their battery waste at any municipal (local) WEEE collection point or dedicated disposal bins. For more information visit http://www.elretur.dk
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Denmark
    Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points and dedicated disposal bins. There is no producer-responsibility scheme in Denmark, instead the collection of paper and packaging waste fall under the responsibility of municipalities.
     

    Estonia   

    WEEE Recycling in Estonia
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Finland   

    WEEE Recycling in Finland  
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Elker Oy, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE in Finland. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at any municipal WEEE or Pirkanmaan Ympäristökeskus collection point. For more information contact Elker Oy by e-mail (info@elker.fi) or visit http://www.elker.fi  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Finland
    Information regarding Battery Waste recycling service is not yet available yet for Finland. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Finland  
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of PYR, a national collection and recycling program for packaging in Finland. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities. For more information visit PYR at http://www.pyr.fi   
     

    France   

    WEEE Recycling in France 
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not available yet for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in France
    The national collection and recycling program for packaging in France is Eco Emballage. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points or in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities. For more information, contact: http://www.ecoemballages.fr  
     

    Germany  

    WEEE Recycling in Germany
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH, which offers a countrywide collection and recycling program for WEEE in Germany. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at local collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit: http://www.interseroh.com  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Germany  
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the foundation GRS-Batterien, which offers a countrywide collection and recycling program for the disposal of batteries. Customers can dispose of their Battery Waste at local collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit: http://www.grs-batterien.de  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Germany
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH, which offers a countrywide collection and recycling program for take-back any kinds of sales and transport packaging in Germany. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at any local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit: http://www.interseroh.com  
     

    Greece   

    WEEE Recycling in Greece 
    Medtronic Hellas is participating in the collective recycling scheme implemented by Appliances Recycling S.A. for all WEEE categories. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities or retail shops. For more information visit http://electrocycle.gr  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Greece
    Medtronic Hellas is participating in the collective recycling scheme implemented by AFIS for portable batteries. Customers can dispose of their Battery Waste in the dedicated disposal bins provided by AFIS. For more information visit http://www.afis.gr  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Greece
    Medtronic Hellas is participating in the Collective Alternative Management System of Packaging Waste implemented by HE.R.R.Co (Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation). Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies: For more information visit http://www.herrco.gr
     

    Hungary   

    WEEE Recycling in Hungary
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Iceland  

    WEEE Recycling in Iceland
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Iceland
    The local authorities are responsible for the collection of municipal waste. Items not collected by the municipality can be dropped at cooperative (regional) bring-in sites. In the Reykjavik area, this is managed by Sorpa bs. For more information, contact: http://www.sorpa.is/user/home
     

    Ireland  

    WEEE Recycling in Ireland
    Medtronic Ireland Ltd meets its obligations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) through registration with the WEEE Register Society, monthly data reporting to “Black Box” and is a member of WEEE Ireland Ltd compliance scheme. Customers with Medtronic items of WEEE for disposal can contact Medtronic Ireland Ltd on 01 511 1400.
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Ireland
    Medtronic Ireland Ltd meets its obligations for waste batteries through registration with the WEEE Register Society, monthly data reporting to “Black Box” and is a member of WEEE Ireland Ltd compliance scheme. Customers should dispose of waste batteries through a licensed collection and disposal contractor or scheme or at a licensed local collection depot/point. For more information visit www.weeeireland.ie  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Ireland  
    Medtronic Ireland Ltd is not classed as a major producer of packaging waste in Ireland. Customers should dispose of packaging waste associated with Medtronic products through appropriate/designated waste streams in their facility.
     

    Italy     

    WEEE Recycling and Battery Waste Recycling in Italy
    Physio-Control is registered with Consorzio Re.Media, the most important Italian WEEE multi-chain Collective Compliance Systems, with a market share of 40% in the fields of consumer electronics, air-conditioning, small household appliances and Information & Communication Technology (ICT). Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at local Consorzio Re.Media collection points. For more information visit http://www.consorzioremedia.it  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Italy
    Physio-Control is a licensed partner of CONAI, the national collection and recycling program for packaging in Italy. CONAI, National Packaging Consortium, is a private consortium of firms working towards the recovery and recycling of packaging issued for consumption on national territory, with the aim of meeting statutory targets. CONAI guarantees target achievement at the lowest economic cost of all the European consortia, working as a market subsidiary. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit http://www.conai.org
     

    Latvia  

    WEEE Recycling in Latvia

    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Lithuania    

    WEEE Recycling in Lithuania

    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site. 
     

    Luxembourg  

    WEEE Recycling in Luxembourg

    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Malta   

    WEEE Recycling in Malta
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Netherlands   

    WEEE Recycling in the Netherlands
    Medtronic is partner of NVMP, the national collection and recycling program for WEEE in the Netherlands. Hospitals must dispose their WEEE waste locally through collection companies.
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in the Netherlands
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the national collection and recycling program for Battery Waste in the Netherlands. Customers can dispose of their Battery Waste at local collection points in dedicated collection bins.
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in the Netherlands
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the national collection and recycling program for packaging in the Netherlands. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in municipalities. Waste volume and weight is reported to the local tax organization which also collects the waste Fee.
     

    Norway  

    WEEE Recycling in Norway
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Renas, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE in Norway. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at any municipal (local) WEEE collection point or dedicated disposal bins. For more information visit http://www.renas.no  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Norway  
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Renas, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE and Batteries in Norway. Customers can dispose of their battery waste at any municipal (local) WEEE collection point or dedicated disposal bins. For more information visit http://www.renas.no  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Norway  
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Gront Punkt, a national collection and recycling program for packaging in Norway. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities. For more information visit Gront Punkt at www.grontpunkt.no  
     

    Poland    

    WEEE Recycling in Poland
    Medtronic cooperates with CCR Relectra (CCR Group) to fulfill the obligations on WEEE Recycling. CCR Relectra is a commercial recovery company, part of international CCR Group. On Medtronic’s behalf is responsible for collecting and recycling WEEE. For more information visit http://www.reweee.pl/Reweee_Home_pl.html  
     
    Battery Recycling Waste in Poland
    Medtronic cooperates with another company from CCR Group – CCR Rebat. This company is responsible for collection and recycling of battery waste, the obligation that is put on Medtronic by the 2006/66/EC Directive. For more information visit http://www.rebat.pl/REBATPL_CCR_pl.html?ActiveID=3571  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Poland  
    Medtronic cooperates with REKOPOL to fulfill the obligations on Packaging Waste Recycling. REKOPOL is a commercial recovery organization responsible for collection and recycling packaging waste. Packaging waste can be disposed at packaging collection points provided by the company. For more information visit www.rekopol.pl  
     

    Portugal  

    WEEE Recycling in Portugal 
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of ERP Portugal, the national collection and recycling program for WEEE in Portugal. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at local reception center. For more information visit http://www.erp-portugal.pt/  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Portugal
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Ecopilhas, one of the national collection and recycling program for Battery Waste in Portugal. Customers can dispose of their Battery Waste at local collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit http://www.ecopilhas.pt/portal/index.php  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Portugal 
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Sociedade Ponto Verde, one of the national collection and recycling program for packaging in Portugal. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities, or partnering collection companies. For more information visit http://www.pontoverde.pt/index.html  
     

    Slovakia  

    WEEE Recycling in Slovakia
    Information regarding WEEE recycling service is not yet available for this country. As soon as it becomes available, the information will be placed on this web site.
     

    Slovenia  

    WEEE and Battery Waste Recycling in Slovakia
    Medtronic distributors in Slovenia cooperate for WEEE and Battery Waste Recycling with the following companies: Slopak, ZEOS, and Interseroh
     

    Spain  

    WEEE Recycling in Spain
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Ecoasimelec, the national collection and recycling program for WEEE in Spain. For WEEE disposal customers should contact to Medtronic Iberica. For more information visit http://www.ecoasimelec.es/  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Spain
    All batteries delivered by Medtronic are licensed to Ecopilas. Customers have two options depending on the battery types. Certain battery type (i.e. diabetes products) can be disposed at any battery collection points provided by battery recycling companies, other battery types (i.e. Physio control batteries) need to be retrieve by ecopilas to dispose. For more information visit http://www.ecopilas.es/  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Spain
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of the national collection and recycling program for packaging in Spain. Customers have to dispose packaging waste at their own local packaging collection points in dedicated disposal bins available in hospitals and/ or partnering collection companies.
    For more information, contact: http://www.marm.es/
     

    Sweden  

    WEEE Recycling in Sweden 
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Elkretsen, one of the national collection and recycling programs for WEEE in Sweden. Customers can dispose of their WEEE waste at any municipal WEEE collection point, or contact Elkretsen to organize collection at their facility. For more information visit Elkresten at http://www.elkretsen.se
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Sweden
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of Elkretsen, one of the national collection and recycling programs for batteries and WEEE in Sweden. Customers can dispose of their battery waste at any municipal battery collection point, or contact Elkretsen to organize collection at their facility. For more information visit Elkretsen at http://www.elkretsen.se
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Sweden
    Medtronic is a licensed partner of REPA-registret, a national collection and recycling program for packaging in Sweden. Customers can dispose of their packaging waste at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities. For more information visit REPA at www.repa.se.
     

    Switzerland  

    WEEE Recycling in Switzerland
    Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment which was supplied by Medtronic, will be accepted by Medtronic (Schweiz) AG for proper disposal or recycling. In this case please contact Medtronic (Schweiz) AG.
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in Switzerland
    All batteries delivered by Medtronic are licensed to Inobat Interessenorganisation Batterieentsorgung under the license number 586. Customers can dispose of their battery waste at local battery collection points free of charge. For more information visit http://www.inobat.ch/  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in Switzerland
    Packaging waste should be disposed at local packaging collection points, in dedicated disposal bins available in some municipalities.
     

    United Kingdom  

    WEEE Recycling in the United Kingdom  
    Medtronic Limited meets its obligations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) waste through membership of and annual data submission of data to the WEEE compliance scheme administered by B2B Compliance Ltd. This compliance scheme also provides a scoping, collection and disposal service of WEEE items on behalf of Medtronic Limited. By contacting the B2B Compliance Operations Team on 01691 676124 (option 2) you can request a collection of WEEE items from your facility. For more information visit www.b2bcompliance.org.uk  
     
    Battery Waste Recycling in the United Kingdom
    Medtronic Limited meets its obligations for battery waste through membership of and quarterly data submission to the battery waste compliance scheme administered by Budget pack Ltd. Customers can dispose their waste batteries through a licensed collection and disposal contractor such as Budget Pack Ltd, who can be contacted by phone on 0845 094 2228. For more information visit www.budget-pack.com  
     
    Packaging Waste Recycling in the United Kingdom
    Medtronic Limited meets its obligations for packaging and packaging waste regulations through membership of and annual data submission to the packaging waste compliance scheme administered by Valpak Ltd. Valpak are licensed by the Environment Agency (the Regulator of packaging waste) to perform this administrative activity. Customers should dispose of packaging waste associated with Medtronic products in the appropriate/designated waste streams in their facility. For details of Valpak Ltd visit www.valpak.co.uk  
     

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)  

    Information for WEEE Treatment Facilities
    As part of complying with the EU WEEE Directive, Physio-Control will provide information that may be necessary for the appropriate treatment/recycling, at end of life, of our products placed on the European market as of August 13, 2005. Treatment facility representatives can contact Physio-Control using the link below to obtain further information.


    Physio-Control ─ LIFEPAK® defibrillators/monitors and automated external defibrillators, training systems, and accessories

    Electrical/electronic products include, for example: Automated external defibrillators LIFEPAK Models 12, 20, 500, 1000, CR Plus, and LIFEPAK Express; training systems for various LIFEPAK models; power adaptors; battery support systems.

    To facilitate the sound treatment of WEEE, information will be made available for current Physio-Control products upon request.

    Treatment facility personnel can contact us at jennifer.manera@physio-control.com to obtain relevant information.

    CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS:
    Jennifer Manera
    Tel: 425-867-4017
    Email: jennifer.manera@physio-control.com  

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