Recycling and environmental responsibility
- Management of electronic products that have reached the end of their life cycle The symbol with a crossed-out wheeled bin means that the product must not be disposed of with normal household waste. Electronic waste products can contain materials and substances that are hazardous to the environment, and if they are not handled correctly, they can harm the environment and people. Instead, contact your local waste disposal company for more information on how and where to dispose of your electronic waste. It is also possible to hand in used electronics at many retailers of electronic products. It is important that we all take responsibility for our environment and handle all waste in a safe, secure and environmentally conscious way. You can find more information at: Elektroniköturvinningen.com.
- Handling batteries that have reached the end of their life cycle
> The handling of portable and rechargeable batteries is regulated by EU and international law. Because batteries contain heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium) that can lead to serious environmental and health problems, they should be collected separately and recycled.
If a battery is marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin, this means that it must not be disposed of with normal household rubbish. The chemical terms Cd, Hg and Pb indicate whether the battery contains cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb). As a consumer, you are required by law to separate these batteries from other household waste and return them for recycling at designated locations. You can find designated places in several places around the community, e.g. at environmental stations, at electronics retailers and in grocery stores.
The cost of handling battery recycling is included in the price when you purchase a battery-powered Nintendo product.