Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Don’t bin it, bring it!

Have I mentioned WEEE lately? Ah yes back in August at the behest of Terry when we tried to get some clarification from Waste Watch and Heather commented about our local British Heart Foundation store at 100 Cranbrook Road, who do take electrical items that are still in working order. They will even collect.

So, as we are fast approaching that period of the calendar year known as the Festival of Consumerism (formerly Christmas) where we all go and spend loads of money on electircal and electronic gadgets to replace perfectly workable electrical and electronic gadgets, I thought a timely reminder on what to do with the old ones would come in handy. Here’s the latest campaign …

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste
Don’t bin it, bring it!

Each year in the UK we throw away over 1.2 million tonnes of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste (WEEE) which is enough to fill Wembley Stadium 6 times. The problem is that most of our electronic waste is being sent to land fill sites and only a small proportion is recycled.

Donate your used working electrical items for reuse.
Electrical items that are still in working order can be reused by donating them to the British Heart Foundation, http://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/fe-searchpage.
aspx .They even provide a collection service.

Sell your used and unwanted items for cash.
There are many options to sell your working unwanted electrical items by using comparison sites like Compare and Recycle http://www.compareandrecycle.co.uk/ which will provide details of a range of businesses who offer cash for old digital cameras, mobile phones, mp3 players, games consoles, sat-navs, tablets and laptops.

If you can’t sell or donate your items, take your broken WEEE to your local Recycling and Reuse Centre.
Do you have old broken gadgets lying around at home? From prehistoric laptops and printers to vintage VCRs, CD players and electronic toys, you can recycle the lot.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment items are collected at many council recycling and reuse centres. Some supermarkets also provide facilities.
To find out more about where you can recycle your WEEE, visit www.recyclenow.com .

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