Ethical jewellery from recycled electricals

Tiny amounts of precious metals in millions of old electricals can be salvaged and turned into valuable new products – including jewellery.

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Where to recycle

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Ethical jewellery from recycled electricals is just the beginning

From a dusty cupboard to the sparkle of the catwalk and more – recycled electricals are the gift that will keep on giving.

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What you can do now to unleash the value in your old electricals

Could you repair or sell your old electricals, or donate them to a charity? If not, anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled – and preparing them is simple.

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Does your old electrical contain batteries or bulbs? Remove these before recycling. It’s your responsibility to remove personal data from smart devices and computers, so remember to take out memory cards and delete your data.

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Find a bag that you can use to store all your old electricals until you can go to the recycling centre – or until collection day, if you have one.

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Check our easy recycling locator to find your nearest repair, reuse or recycling point. Some councils will also collect directly from your home. Otherwise keep your electricals in the bag until you’re ready.

Recycling locator

Find your nearest reuse and recycling point