PASCO and the Environment

We encourage our employees to "think green" in the office, and we regularly evaluate our manufacturing and distribution practices to identify ways to better serve our customers and protect our planet.

PASCO's Environmental Policy

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 also 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 office.

PASCO's Green Team

The Green Team was established in 1998 and team is responsible for general recycling, continuous environmental improvement and recycling events at PASCO. The following are some of the items that are collected and recycled:

  • Ink/toner cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • E-waste
  • Lighting lamps
  • Misc. plastics
  • Glass
  • Packaging (EPS, etc.)
  • Office paper/magazines
  • Aluminum cans
  • Misc. metals

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.

The European Union WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) symbol (above) and on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of in a standard waste container.

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.

The battery or batteries used in PASCO products are marked with the European Union symbol for waste batteries (above) to indicate the need for separate collection and recycling. For small batteries, the symbol is printed on the packaging.

RoHS

European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances. EU Directives 2011/65/EU and 2002/95/EC

  • 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.

EU WEEE

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. EU Directive 2002/96/EC, Effective Aug. 13, 2005

  • 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 (see below).

 

EU REACH

(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.

 

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 (see below).