Each year in the UK we throw away over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste. That is the equivalent of 150 thousand double decker buses!
This increase is mainly down to:
- new technologies being developed
- affluent society
- throw away lifestyle
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination.
This can have a very harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
To minimise our impact on this earth and to protect the environment for future generations it is important that we are all aware of the consequences of our actions and how we can make a difference.
This is a lot of electrical waste! So to reduce the amount of electrical items going to landfill the government has introduced some new regulations called
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.
The Crossed out Wheelie Bin symbol
Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13 August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. Either send the product to be repaired and reused or recycle it at your nearest recycle centre.
ANDERSONS ARE PLEASED TO OFFER A FREE LIKE FOR LIKE TAKE BACK SCHEME TO DISPOSE OF WEEE ITEMS AT THE POINT OF SALE.
THIS IN NO WAY AFFECTS YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.
FOR FURTHER ADVICE SPEAK TO OUR STAFF.
A COPY OF THE REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.
All domestic/ household customers may take their Numatic product to their nearest civic recycling centre. Numatic have ensured that funds have been made available to recycle end of life products.
All commercial / industrial customers need to contact Valpak at the address below to organise the necessary recycling and will make payment directly to Valpak:
Numatic's Producer Registration Number @ Valpak is WEE/AA0045SY/PRO
Valpak Recycling limited
Stratford Business Park
Tel 08450 682 572
Fax 08450 682 532
Customers of all other brands may currently send their end of life goods to the following address. A returns number must first be obtained by calling us:
Anderson Electrical Trade Ltd
Unit 6 Colemans Yard
Tel 01332 347557