Key points of our strategy to achieve minimal impact on the environment are:
- Constant monitoring of environmental impact by ensuring that it’s uppermost in the minds of senior management
- Work with key suppliers to minimise the carbon footprint of goods before they reach our end users
- Promote the safe and environmentally friendly disposal or recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment to colleagues and customers
- Using accredited recycling sources to dispose of the recyclable or hazardous waste products from our business
- Educate, train and motivate employees to carry out task in an environmentally responsible manner
- Meet and exceed all environmental legislation for our industry
As part of our work toward promoting the safe and environmentally-friendly disposal of electronic equipment, we have grouped together with other retailers and joined the “Distributor Take Back Scheme”. Through the scheme we pay toward the provision of improved recycling for our customers.
As part of the UK and European legislation on waste electrical and electronic equipment (the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, or WEEE Directive), we are committed to make good use of the materials which make up old electrical equipment by recycling, rather than disposing of it in landfill. This helps prevent the environmental effects of the escape of hazardous chemicals from electronic equipment when it decomposes in the earth.
What this means in practice is, funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme is distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK, to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities.
Where can I find recycling centres?
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating collection site by entering your post code at www.recycle-more.co.uk.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.