So that they can have a great day every day
UK homes are bursting with nearly 7.5 million unused tamagotchis, furbys, remote controlled cars and other electronic toys and games as children grow up and move on.
Over 70% of the battery-operated toys that our kids no longer play with are still in working order and could brighten up someone else’s life. See our guide to donating electricals.
Like all electricals, electronic toys contain valuable materials like gold, silver and aluminium that can be used again to make new products – from bicycles to life-saving medical equipment.
And with more than 16,000 reuse and recycling points across the UK, making sure the old favourites live on is so simple even an adult can do it. Find your nearest donation or recycling point.
Could your unwanted electricals be passed on, or fixed? If not, recycling your electricals is the best thing to do. Now preparing them is simple.
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.
… were sent to landfill in just six months in 2023.
Enough to fill Hamley’s Regent Street flagship toy store nearly 14 times over!
Time to up our game?
That means they could be donated for other children to play with.
See our guide to donating electricals to charity – and write the sequel to your toys’ story.