VALO RESTO PRO®
A global system for collecting and recycling equipment for
professional kitchens and the catering trades
Collecting and recycling equipment for professional kitchens is everyone’s business – and it is a requirement.
Manufacturers, installers, and users ensure the proper operation of the sector that covers the collection and recycling of equipment at the end of its life. European and national regulations make producers (manufacturers, importers, single-brand re-sellers, and distance sellers) liable for organising and paying for collecting (from a threshold to be determined) and recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment as well as fixtures, fittings, and furnishings that they sell across national territory.
Out of a desire to reduce their environmental impact, professionals working in the field of professional kitchens and the catering trades have set up the VALO RESTO PRO® system and environmental charter mark. Initiated by SYNEG, VALO RESTO PRO® underscores producers’ commitment to respecting the environment and the Law in managing the end of life of their equipment that has been brought to market (collection, decontamination, and recycling). The VALO RESTO PRO® system was set up in partnership with ECOLOGIC, an eco-body authorised by the state to handle the management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as well as waste from fixtures, fittings, and furnishings from professional kitchens on French territory.
VALO RESTO PRO® is the pooled solution for professional kitchens producers and the catering trades, since ECOLOGIC handles their regulatory liabilities in order to meet requirements set by the European Union in relation to collecting and recycling WEEE and waste from fixtures, fittings, and furnishings.
How does it work ?
For renewing equipment, please contact your installer, who will offer to take back your equipment in accordance with arrangements put in place by the producer.
If you have equipment to take back from a user following the sale of new equipment that carries out the same function (e.g. taking back a worn-out oven that has been replaced by a new oven), please use the collection and recycling arrangement put in place by the producer.
If you are a manufacturer, importer, sole-brand re-seller, or distance re-seller, and if you sell equipment across national territory, you are required to:
- register with the national registry of producers held by Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (Environmental and Energy-Management Agency)
- put in place and pay for a collection and recycling system.
For information on VALO RESTO PRO® and to join ECOLOGIC :
Please contact Josselyne KAFKA