Since its inception in 1977, Ringdale has had the lowest power consuming products of its kind within product specific markets and continues the policy of only promoting goods where lowest possible power consumption is a design criteria. For example, Ringdale was the inventor of the ScreenSaver, a device that monitored mouse or keyboard activity and physically turned off the power to the monitor after a timeout of no activity. This was subsequently integrated by all monitor manufacturers. The first to provide a product was Ringdale making a profound step forward in energy conservation.
Ringdale has had a free disposal service since 1996 and will continue this service in compliance with the WEEE directive. Ringdale has been safely disposing through accredited and licensed disposal companies as well as reclaiming components and materials and will continue to do so in compliance with the WEEE directive where there is a benefit to do so.
Member states shall ensure that, from 1 July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Ringdale markets products that are made from commonly available electronic components and will use its best endeavours to source components that are in compliance with the ROHS directive as they become available.
(Updated March, 2006)
|Components||Hazardous Materials||Compliance with ROHS|
|Printed Circuit Boards||Lead and tin free||Fully Compliant|
|Solder process||In compliance with Annex||Fully Compliant|
|Plastic Enclosures||Halogen, cadmium, chromium free||Fully Compliant|
|Capacitors*||Tantalum, halogen, cadmium and chromium free||Fully Compliant|
|Batteries**||Tantalum, halogen, cadmium and chromium free||Fully Compliant|
* Ringdale stopped using tantalum capacitors in 1994 due to environmental concerns.
** Ringdale stopped using cadmium containing batteries in 1991 due to environmental concerns.
The Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment; and improve the environmental performance of all those involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic products.
Ringdale provides a collection center in Burgess Hill, United Kingdom (click here for contact details) where customers can deliver at their cost any product that was sold by Ringdale in Europe for reclaim or safe disposal (Ringdale is not responsible for the transport to the collection center).
(Updated March, 2006)
|Sections||Compliance with WEEE|
|Marking on all enclosures||Compliant with WEEE|
|Provide Collection Points||Fully WEEE Compliant|
|Reclaiming Components and Materials||Fully WEEE Compliant|
|Using approved and accredited disposal companies||Fully WEEE Compliant|
Ringdale has been on the forefront of environmentally friendly products all its life and will continue its policy to provide leading edge technology that is most energy efficient and least burdensome to the environment.