PASCO’s Environmental Policy
We encourage our employees to "think green", and we regularly evaluate our manufacturing and distribution practices to identify ways to better serve our customers while protecting our planet.
PASCO is committed to be in compliance with all laws and requirements in the countries in which our products are sold. PASCO is a responsible steward of the environment and, as such, continually seeks to minimize the impact that our manufacturing, distribution, and consumption practices make on the planet’s natural resources.
We have the honor of being in classrooms in over 100 countries around the world, and we know that we have a responsibility to the students and teachers in each classroom where PASCO products can be found. We are continuously working to reduce the impact our processes and products have on the environment, and it begins with the practices in our California headquarters.
PASCO’s Green Team
The Green Team was established in 1998 and is responsible for general recycling, continuous environmental improvement, and recycling events at PASCO. Here are some items that are collected and recycled.
- Ink/toner cartridges
- Plastic bottles
- Light bulbs
- Miscellaneous plastics
- Office paper/magazines
- Aluminum cans
- Miscellaneous metals
European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances. EU Directives 2011/65/EU:
- All applicable electrical products supplied by PASCO to the EU meet the requirements as specified in the RoHS directive either by substance limits or by product exemptions.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. EU Directive 2012/19/EC, Effective July 4, 2012:
- All applicable products supplied by PASCO to the EU meet the requirements as specified in the WEEE directive and are marked with the WEEE symbol.
WEEE-Product End of Life Disposal Instructions (Reference):
Electronic products are subject to disposal and recycling regulations that vary by country and region. It is a user’s responsibility to recycle electronic equipment per local environmental laws and regulations to ensure that equipment is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. To find equipment recycling drop-off locations, please contact your local waste recycle/disposal service or the product representative.
Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, as of: Oct. 28, 2008:
- PASCO has reviewed the REACH SVHC list and, according to our current knowledge, cables supplied with some products may contain certain phthalate plasticizers at greater than 0.1% by weight
- Regarding the other SVHC’s, to the best of our knowledge, none are present in PASCO products (articles) at concentrations of greater than 0.1 % by weight
Battery Replacement and Disposal Instructions (Reference):
Batteries contain chemicals that, if released, may affect the environment and human health. Batteries should be collected separately for recycling, and recycled at a local hazardous material disposal location adhering to your country and local government regulations. To find a battery recycling drop-off location, please contact local waste disposal service or the product representative.
EU Battery Directive
EU Directive 2006/66/EC on Waste Batteries:
- The European Union (EU) battery directive aims to reduce the environmental impact of waste batteries and accumulators.
- According to our specifications, all products supplied by PASCO Scientific into the EU that contain batteries meet the battery directive requirements, and are marked with the battery symbol.