Because of the growing environment concerns as well as a record high sales in electronic devices and gadgets, the Europe has initiated a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) which is in fact the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) which, along with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC was made a European Law in February 2003.
The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for different types of electrical and electronic goods on an average rate of 4 Kg per head of the population per annum to be recovered for recycling by 2009. Also there are several restrictions placed upon the European manufactures regarding the material content of the new electronic equipment to be placed in the market under the RoHS Directive.
The WEEE Directive is one great step in helping the environment to sustain and prevent any sorts of pollution caused by the electric and electronic waste. Hence, it becomes very necessary to recycle all the WEEE waste regularly to keep the environment safe from these hazards. Besides keeping the environment safe, there are many other benefits of recycling WEEE waste.
The advantages of recycling WEEE waste:
Disposal of all those electrical and electronic waste at the corporate level can be way expensive. With the help of IT recycling company like the London City Waste Clearance Ltd., the company can instead make money, not spend it while disposing all the unnecessary electronic equipment in their premises. Most of the companies often face an exponential rise in their budget for waste disposal. In UK, you can easily use the services from London City Waste Clearance Ltd., which can help you engage in a recycling program where you will eventually save money over time by recycling your unwanted electronic equipment. Gradually the waste disposal budget will come down as you may now receive cash for the each item recycled.
Earn Money Back
Apart from just saving money, the company may also earn money from their electronic and electrical waste that they are giving out for recycling. Many IT recycling companies in London and all over UK and many parts of Europe will pay the businesses for such equipment. Hence the company will be getting paid when they give out unused or outdated electronic equipment for recycling.
Reduce the Carbon Footprint
Electrical or electronic waste disposed into garbage can be devastating to the environment which later will severely affect our health. Such a damage to the environment can be reduced significantly by reusing or recycling all the electronic office equipment. Such a recycling management of IT devices and equipment can help in reducing the carbon footprint globally. Also such an initiative will also generate plenty of new “green” jobs for the citizens of the community.
Compliance with the WEEE Directives
IT recycling companies in UK like the London City Waste Clearance Ltd, sincerely follow the WEEE Directives by disposing the electrical and electronic equipment in a proper manner that it doesn’t affect or damage our environment. With the help of such an initiative most of the reusable equipment are transferred to the remote areas which do not have any access to these type of devices. Many products which can’t be refurbished or reused are broken into different components which are then recycled and used in the creation of other products.
If you are from London, UK and wish to join the initiative of recycling your unwanted or unnecessary electrical or electronic equipment at home or office then give us a call at 020 8558 1782 or fill out the short form below and we will help you!