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. Let’s unwrap the potential this Christmas.

Lily Cole models ethical jewellery made from recycled electricals by Lylie's sustainable jewellers Lily Cole models ethical jewellery made from recycled electricals by Lylie's sustainable jewellers
Lily Cole models ethical jewellery made by Lylie's from recycled electricals Lily Cole with electrical device for Recycle Your Electricals campaign Lily Cole models ethical jewellery made from recycled electricals by Lylie's

Five Gold Rings

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.

infographic showing 95 tonnes of gold, silver and palladium coudl be reused if we recycled electricals infographic showing electricals contain enough gold to make 850,000 rings a year

Did you know?

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.

ASK

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.

BAG IT

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.

CHECK

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

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