End of Life

End of life

We strive to minimize the waste produced when disposing of our devices and facilitate recycling for our customers and end users.

Reduce and monitor hazardous substances
As an electronic component supplier rather than an equipment manufacturer, ST is not directly affected by legislations that enforce recycling of end products, such as the European 2012/19/EU Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. Nevertheless our Ecopack® program reduces hazardous substances in ST products, and our HSPM (Hazardous Substances Process Management) program monitors the remaining substances. In doing so both programs facilitate recycling our devices when the application they are in is disposed of.

Optimized packing
We are constantly improving our lean packing program, which optimizes packing for transportation and recycling to decrease logistics costs, air-freight space, GHG Scope 3 emissions and waste disposal.