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British E-Waste And How Much Money Go To Waste?

British E-Waste And How Much Money Go To Waste? E-Waste Generated per Year (2013, in millions of tonnes) Britain ranks sixth in the world for total amount of e-waste generated per year, and is the worst offender in the EU Per Head of Population a Year - 21.8 kg Britain is one of the worst-performing countries regarding the amount of e-waste produced per head of population The Cost of British E-Waste Britons have at least £1 000 000 000 worth of electrical and electronic equipment in their homes that is no longer used. £IBN £800M %24 Changing how we design, make, buy and dispose of electrical and electronic equipment could not only reduce Britain's carbon footprint by up to 15 per cent, but also add £800M to the UK economy. 15% £200M A quarter of the products taken to waste recycling centres are in working order and could be resold for an estimated £200M each year. E3BN The market for trading pre-owned equipment could be worth up to £3 000 000 000 10M tonnes Ten million tonnes of electronic products bought in the UK in the next six years alone. This amount will include 20 tonnes of gold, 400 tonnes of silver and seven tonnes of platinum-group metals - worth some £1.5BN be There's more gold in a ton of used mobile phones than there is in a ton of gold ore. Every year, the average household in the UK spends about £800 on new electrical and electronic goods. This equates to about 1.4 million tonnes of electrical and electronic goods. A similar amount is thrown away. What You Could Buy with the British E-Waste To summarise: Britons throw away a staggering £200 million worth of recyclable electrical appliances every year. They also have at least £1 billion worth of electrical and electronic equipment in their homes which is no longer used. WRAP estimates the UK market value for trading pre-owned equipment could be worth up to £3 billion. Also, encouraging trade-in of used electrical and electronic items could grow UK GDP by around £800 million per year. That makes total of £5 billion in lost profits, which is the cost of: 2000 X 20 X 100 feet luxury yacht Beeing 747 1100 X Lamborghini Veneno Readster Wembley Stadium 625 000 X Square Meter Apartment in Central London Buckingham Palace Created By Tom's Junk Collectors is one of the trustworthy providers of rubbish removal services in London. The company has many years of waste collection experience, and provides a wide range of services, including electronic waste disposal. For more information call 020 3404 6996, or visit their website at: TOM'S JUNK COLLECTORS Get the Junk Out of Your Home! http://www.tomsjunkcollectors.co.uk/

British E-Waste And How Much Money Go To Waste?

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The UK Government estimates that £200 million worth electronic waste fills Britain’s landfills each year, but that's not all. This infographic shows exactly how much money go to waste with our e-w...

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