Briefs: New recycling scheme for air-conditioning equipment

The WEE European directive, due to come into force within 2-3 years is already triggering responses from manufacturers. In this sense, Daikin is even going beyond the requirements of the directive for recycling electrical and electronic goods and proposing to collect used air-conditioning equipment for reprocessing. The equipment is to be dismantled so as to collect all hazardous substances for recycling or destruction. The scheme is initially limited to Sky, Sky Air and VRV systems with the disposal of chillers considered individually, but it might incite other companies to set up similar schemes.