Environment

Hazardous Substances



Electrical and electronic equipment waste generated globally is growing rapidly. To date, over 90% of that waste is landfilled or incinerated. In 1998 alone, the European Union (EU) generated over 915,000 tons of electronic waste, equivalent to about 400,000 automobiles. Hazardous substances in this waste contaminate water, soil and air and ultimately put at risk our environment and health.

Two European Directives address this waste and pollution by considering the life cycle of products from initial design through recovery and recycling.

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) addresses the design phase of products and aims to restrict the use of substances posing risks to the environment and human health. The Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) addresses the end of life (EOL) phase of products and contributes to the reduction of wasteful consumption of natural resources through effective recycling of electrical waste.

Together, these laws reduce pollution, protect the environment and ourselves.

All Cybex products, both strength and cardiovascular, are designed to meet the requirements of the RoHS directive. Cybex complies with the WEEE directive recycling standards as a result of its registration with ValPak. ValPak is a WEEE recognized third party compliance scheme in the United Kingdom.

WEEE Compliance Certificate
WEEE Compliance Certificate
RoHS Declaration of Conformity
RoHS Declaration of Conformity