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The history of WEEE recycling: key facts about the WEEE scheme, how it works and how it benefits you You might have heard the term WEEE recycling or WEEE disposal. Maybe you’ve seen the symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin. But do you know what ‘WEEE’ stands for or what it does? In this article we describe the history of WEEE recyciling, where WEEE came from, how it works ...

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Times are changing fast in the world of second-hand electricals and electronics. So you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t clocked that many charity shops now take electrical goods, and that some will even collect from your home. But the truth is, with at least one national charity - British Heart Foundation - now running shops specifically branded as electrical stores, it’s never been easier to donate old electricals ...

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The Electrical Retailer Take-back rules - and how can they help you recycle your electricals. The new Electrical Retailer Take-back rules mean recycling appliances has just got easier. Now, when you buy a new electrical product from any one of thousands of shops across the UK, the store will take back your old appliance on a like-for-like basis. And they will do so whether or not you bought your ...

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Download our handy guide Before passing your device on for reuse or recycling, you should permanently delete your personal and private data. And it’s not just computers we're talking about: you need to wipe tablets and mobile phones. Games consoles, printers, hard drives and even digital camera memory cards can store personal data too.  Think about all the devices where you store photos, forms, financial records and documents with information ...

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Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled – including your power tools. Find a local electricals recycling ...

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Our recycling locator will help you find a local electricals recycling scheme – including somewhere to recycle old unwanted power tools. ...

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