Fresh start for old electricals with Give-Back January

With the festive season over, now’s the time to donate or recycle your surplus gadgets.

Where to recycle

Give-Back January

It’s the perfect next step

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Black Friday

40 million electrical gadgets flew off UK retailers’ shelves between Black Friday and Christmas.

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Even as we unwrapped the latest gear, we were hoarding or just binning more than 4 million old electricals.

Woman holds out an eco friendly chridtmas gift

Give-Back January

If we donated all those old gadgets they would be worth £136 million. So now’s the time to donate or recycle the tech you no longer need.

Find your recycling point

Give recycling a whirl with Konnie and Nicola

TV presenter Konnie Huq and professional declutterer Nicola Lewis get into the spirit of Give-Back January.

Konnie Huq with hair-dryer
Konnie Huq launches Give-Back January 2022

“My family and I love Christmas – and often buy each other electrical gifts. But we’ll also be hunting out all our unwanted pieces and boxing them up to be donated. We want everyone to join in!”

Read Konnie’s green tips for Christmas and beyond.

Nicola Lewis with laptop and Christmas decorations
Nicola Lewis helps launch Give-Back January 2022

“I see old electricals hoarded in people’s homes, particularly in the run-up to Christmas. Don’t get overwhelmed: fill a box or bag with your old electricals. Take it to be donated or recycled.”

Read Nicola Lewis’s decluttering advice.

infographic showing christmas lights wrapped around the Earth


35 million of us throw away our Christmas lights

That’s enough of the sparkling beauties to wrap around the Earth 12 times.

Even Santa and his reindeer don’t cover that distance on Christmas eve.

Find your reuse and recycling point