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Don't Delay, Recycle Your Electrical Goods Today!

recycle your ELECTRICAL GOODS On average, each person in the UK buys almost three new electrical items each year - or around 170 million nationally. 1 MILLION TONNES 70% OF ELECTRICAL WASTE PER YEAR WASTE ONLY 30% For every 5.9kg of small electricals purchased in 2012 (the average amount per person), only a fraction of these items (1.8kg) were sent to be recycled. RECYCLED Unwanted electricals and electronics can be re-used or recycled and contain really valuable raw materials. For example, 1 iron contains enough steel to produce 13 steel cans. 13 WHAT ITEMS CAN I RECYCLE? MOBILE PHONES ELECTRICAL TOOLS COMPUTERS HOUSEHOLD TV'S APPLIANCES NOT SURE? Does it have a plug? Does it use batteries? Does it need charging? Does it have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on it? IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE, IT CAN BE RECYCLED. WHERE CAN I RECYCLE? CHARITY SHOPS British Heart Foundation Salvation Army ONLINE Freecycle FRIENDS & FAMILY In person Social Networks YOUR LOCAL RECYCLING CENTRE FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL WEBSITE HOW OLD ELECTRICAL ITEMS CAN BE MADE NEW AGAIN TOOLS JEWELLERY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS HOVER MOWER VACUUMS CAR BUMPERS STEEL BEAMS MOBILE PHONES GAMES CONSOLE JEWELLERY CAR PARTS WHY SHOULD WE RECYCLE MORE ELECTRICAL GOODS EVERY YEAR WE CREATE ENOUGH ELECTRICAL WASTE TO FILL 6 WEMBLEY STADIUMS 1 UK CITIZEN IN THEIR LIFETIME CREATES 3.3 TONNES OF WASTE ELECTRONICS 75% WASTE 75% of waste electronics ONLY end up in landfill sites 25% It is estimated that over half of them are RECYCLED still working or could easily be repaired. DON'T DELAY GET RECYCLING TODAY! Sourced from Recycle Now - Created by Edwardes Bros -

Don't Delay, Recycle Your Electrical Goods Today!

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Do you wonder what type of electrical items you can recycle? How you can recycle them, and why it's important to recycle? This infographic has been designed to create awareness, providing useful i...


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