Electricals are the fastest growing waste stream in the world. In the UK alone, we are throwing away over 150,000 tonnes of electricals every year.
If electricals are sent to landfill instead of being recycled, we lose the precious metals contained within them forever. Not only does this impact the economy but causes further environmental damage as we have to continue to dig up raw materials.
Which electricals can be recycled?
Everything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled and turned into anything from bicycles to life-saving equipment.
How can you recycle electricals?
The Recycle Your Electricals website has lots of helpful information and inspiring stories about reusing, repairing and recycling electricals. They even have a locator tool where you can enter your postcode and it will show you your nearest recycling or reuse points - there are over 3,000 across the UK!