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Press Releases 2021

Nicola Roberts’ electrifying red carpet moment

Star dazzles in gown created from 210 unwanted household cables  Media release, 3 December 2021 When pop star and fashionista...

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E-waste photographic display launched at COP26

3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions could be saved if UK householders recycled their electricals Media release, 9 November 2021...

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Only a third of UK are recycling their old electricals

Only 2% of households are fixing their broken electricals Media release, 14 October 2021 New market research commissioned by Material...

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Recycle Your Electricals UK-wide roll out of HypnoCat 

Over 80 local authorities are now participating in the campaign Media release, 28 September 2021 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals...

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UK residents could save the economy over £370m by recycling electricals

Media release New Recycle Your Electricals campaign launches new “hidden treasure” research to raise awareness of the nation’s growing electrical...

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Why it’s time for Give-Back January

5 million unwanted electrical items with donation value of almost £160m thrown away or hoarded in the New Year. 5...

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New research reveals for the first time that over 238,741 businesses could be handling waste illegally in England

New research also estimates that 1.82 million tonnes of waste was fly-tipped on public land, or taken to illegal waste...

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Electrical waste – challenges and opportunities

16 July 2020. New research – UK households and businesses are producing 1.45 million tonnes of electrical waste per annum...

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New research identifies the cost of extending kerbside recycling of electricals to all UK households

Research commissioned by Material Focus has identified that if kerbside collections were to be introduced across the UK, this could...

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UK could recover critical raw materials worth £13m/year from waste electricals

New research – UK is losing at least £13.64m of critical raw materials due to lack of advanced recovery technologies...

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Material Focus publishes its first annual review

Material Focus, the organisation behind the Recycle Your Electricals campaign, has released its first annual review. It highlights the range...

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Dame Zandra Rhodes leads the charge for a stylish Little Spring Clean

Media release, 29 April 2021 The much-loved British fashion icon has created an exclusive print for Recycle Your Electricals. The...

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Two thirds of UK households secretly ditch their partners’ hoarded treasures

Media release, 29 April 2021 Old partner gifts, dated photographs, unused cables, and wedding outfits are just some of the...

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New research identifies options to improve electricals recycling infrastructure

Media release, 16 March 2021. Research commissioned by Material Focus and conducted by Anthesis has identified a range of options...

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Press Releases 2020

Five gold rings – made from laptops, baby cams and mobile phones

This Christmas Recycle Your Electricals campaign unleashes the potential of waste electricals by creating bespoke rings made of precious metals...

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Communications toolkit for retailers taking back electricals in store

A communications toolkit is now available to help retailers comply with imminent changes to the law that will oblige them...

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Cash in the attic? £17bn could be made by UK households selling their old electricals

Media release, 11 November 2020. As we all brace ourselves for ongoing lockdown measures and the impending financial gloom it...

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Super organised supermodel Caprice shows us what to do with all those old electricals

16 September 2020 The model and businesswoman Caprice was seen carrying a bag and box full of old, unused electricals...

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Research funding to address the 500,000 tonnes of electrical waste lost each year

11 September 2020 Today Material Focus is launching new funding for research that aims to identify solutions to address some...

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£2.5 million to support electrical waste reuse and recycling sector in response to Covid-19

10 July 2020 Material Focus has today announced that its  “Support Grants and Loans Package” to help support the electrical...

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