Take-back legislation in Europe - in particular, the European Union (EU) Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)*1, Batteries*2 and Packaging*3 - requires manufacturers to organize and finance the collection and recycling of end-of-life products and packaging.
Sony takes full responsibility for its take-back obligations in all applicable European countries.
This is exemplified by our strong commitment to actively create a competitive market for professional recycling activities in Europe.
As such, in December 2002, Sony joined forces with Braun GmbH, AB Electrolux and Hewlett Packard Europe S.A., to form the European Recycling Platform (ERP). The aim of ERP was to establish efficient and cost-effective systems for the collection and recycling of end-of-life electrical and electronic products to enable member companies to fulfill their obligations as manufacturers.Sony continuously strives to find the best recycling partners across Europe.