The Essential Guide to Recycling Small Household Items

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Nowadays, we’re all too quick to throw seemingly broken appliances away – each a year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) items are disposed of by households and businesses. That equates to over 6 million electrical items! Sadly, a large proportion of these appliances end up in landfills, which isn’t necessarily the best place for them…

In many cases it is possible to give the item a new lease of life through some simple repairs, the price of which is often cheaper and makes more sense than buying a new item – an average 170 million new electrical items are purchased in the UK each year! Also, don’t forget to check whether the item is under warrantee and, as such, if you’re eligible for a replacement.

Click here for a PDF version of this guide to downloand or print!

hold up
take it back
local
pass it on
upcycle
donate
bras
mobile phones
wine corks
water filters
vhs tapes

Click here for a PDF version of this guide to downloand or print!

Useful links

Find Your Local Recycling Centre
Against Breast Cancer Bra Recycling
Breast Cancer Now Recycling
Oxfam Fonebank


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