Get Recycling! We are doing our bit - but are you?
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, we have contributed toward the development of recycling collection points (known as ‘Designated Collection Facilities’) throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
Please do not throw electrical equipment (including those items marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin as they should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled, take note of all electrical products marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol. These include fridges, large kitchen appliances, TV’s and monitors, florescent tubes and low energy light bulbs, all other waste electrical and electronic equipment.
For more information about and to find out how to minimise your effects on the environment and to locate all collection facilities throughout the UK, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk