End of life
Daikin Airconditioning Belgium N.V.
After introducing a national scheme for collecting and recycling air conditioners in 2008, Daikin Belgium is continuing to lead the way in the safe and appropriate disposal of all air conditioners when they reach the end of their working lives (both Daikin units and those of other manufacturers). The scheme - which is approved by Flemish, Walloon and Brussels authorities - has led to an increase in the number of air conditioners being collected and recycled every year:
- 2009 > 42.50 tonnes
- 2010 > 70.52 tonnes
- 2011 > 71.03 tonnes
- 2012 > 73.40 tonnes
Daikin Airconditioning Greece S.A.
Daikin Greece has been an active member of the Appliances Recycle S.A. (RASA) scheme since 2008. Current economic crisis and consecutive cold summers caused a drop in the market which led to a decline in the number of air conditioners collected and recycled.
- 2008 > 388 tonnes
- 2009 > 3,027 tonnes
- 2010 > 1,914 tonnes
- 2011 > 1,629 tonnes
- 2012 > 1,624 tonnes
Daikin Airconditioning Italy S.p.A.
Daikin Italy was one of the founding organisations of ReMedia, a nationwide, not-for-profi t consortium set up to represent manufacturing enterprises which are required to comply with the obligations laid down in EU Directives on WEEE and the disposal of end-of-life batteries and accumulators.
ReMedia has been at the heart of the sustainable management of technological waste in Italy for over seven years. In 2012, ReMedia accomplished the following result; 197,651 tonnes of CO2 avoided; 221,561,675 of kWh of energy saved; 34,194 of raw material recovered.
Daikin Italy is estimated to have contributed to 28 % of the above-mentioned ReMedia’s eco-sustainable
Daikin Airconditioning Spain S.A.
Daikin Spain actively participates in the “ECOinstaladores” programme, which was launched in 2011 by ECOTIC, a Spanish collection scheme for WEEE recovery. Participating installers are recognised as environmentally-friendly companies and obtain points for each unit recycled. In 2012, the number of active members reached 292. ECOTIC (consists of installers, wholesalers and manufacturers ) properly managed at the end of its useful life 1,648 tonnes of air conditioning units, of which 404 tonnes were recycled by installers participating in ECOinstaladores.
Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V.
Daikin Netherlands established a returns scheme in early 2000. Today, this programme is part of “WE-CYCLE”, a scheme based in Ridderkerk that recyles more than 95 % of air conditioner components and F-Gases for re-use.