Focus takes environmental obligations seriously and complies with all relevant legislation.
Focus is committed to meeting the requirements of the European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014. These Regulations require producers of electrical and electronic equipment to finance the takeback of WEEE resulting from products that we place on the Irish market. This helps us to ensure that WEEE is reused or recycled safely. In line with that commitment, Focus will take back WEEE from you. Please contact us for details.
How WEEE takeback works.
Takeback is on a one-for-one basis only and the product must be of a similar type or have performed the same function as the new item purchased from Focus. For example, if you are buying a new hotplate stirrer we will accept your old hotplate stirrer and ensure that it is recycled in an environmentally correct manner. However, if you are buying a digital thermometer you cannot return a freezer or a spectrophotometer etc in its place. Prior to returning an electrical product to our warehouse for recycling please contact us for a returns form that must be completed in full and accompany the product being returned. We will not accept or take back contaminated WEEE that presents a health and safety risk.
You also have a role to play in ensuring that WEEE is reused and recycled safely. So, if you choose not to return WEEE to us then you should not dispose of it in your bin. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on the product reminds users not to dispose of WEEE in the bin. You should ensure that the WEEE is collected separately and sent for proper treatment. WEEE contains hazardous substances and if not managed and treated safely it can cause pollution and damage human health.
Return of WEEE must be by prior arrangement.