And why you should get involved in International E-Waste Day
In the UK and across the world we’re binning or hoarding millions of tonnes of unwanted electricals. It’s a waste of resources, bad economics and a growing problem for our environment.
Last year millions more of us started recycling our old electricals. And that’s saving some of the planet’s most precious and finite resources from being lost forever. In fact 75% of materials in all electricals can be recycled and used again.
So vast amounts of electricals are still being binned or left in drawers and cupboards (or garages) to gather dust. Which means a lot of precious materials are still going to waste.
With more than 15,000 drop-off points around the UK on our Recycling Locator, you’re never far away from a donation or recycling point. Find your nearest one now.
That’s how much electrical waste the world could be producing every year by 2030 – the weight of 2 million fully grown humpback whales.
Together we can turn this around.
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That’s how many electricals are lying unused in UK homes.
It’s easier than ever to put yours to good use – by donating or recycling your unwanted tech.