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WEEE Waste Recycling Middlesbrough

At IT Recycling in Middlesbrough, we provide data wiping through shredding, weee waste refurbishment, as well as environmental disposal of weee items that are beyond repair. Are you fed up with a sluggish PC, laptop, or server? Please do not dispose of it in landfills.  Call us today on 01642 685 439 because for you, we have a solution. We provide recycling disposal solutions for all weee equipment found in your business premises.

We provide complete transparency to our clients from the point of equipment collection through refurbishing, remarketing, and weee breakdown for recycling. Our professional team guarantees that the proper protocol is followed at all times, ensuring that all recovered assets are managed without jeopardizing your data security. Every stage of the procedure follows the stringent guidelines set for WEEE management.

What is WEEE Waste Recycling?

Recycling was nearly unheard of until the early 1990s, despite the fact that consumer electronics such as the radio had been popular since the 1920s. The growing pace of household consumer electronics limited the lifespan of electronics such as TVs, VCRs, and audio at the end of the 1970s. Older equipment became obsolete as new advancements appeared more swiftly. Local repair became increasingly challenging as manufacturing complexity and sophistication increased. The retail market gradually but significantly evolved from a few high-value things that were cherished for years and fixed as needed, to short-lived items that were quickly replaced due to wear or merely fashion, and discarded rather than mended.

The sale of electronic gadgets increased dramatically in the 2000s, as did their growth as a waste stream: in 2002, e-waste grew faster than any other sort of waste in the EU.  As a result, modern, automated facilities for recycling were built to deal with the influx of obsolete appliances. In February 2003, the European Union passed the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), which covers all aspects of recycling all sorts of appliances. 

Pros of WEEE Recycling

Many electrical goods created nowadays are less durable than they used to be, and technologies like mobile phones and tablets quickly become obsolete as newer, slicker counterparts become available. As a result, more products are being discarded in landfills, resulting in a significant environmental impact.

Every year, families and businesses in the United Kingdom discard an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE. Many of these goods include dangerous elements like mercury and lead, which, when not disposed of properly, can pollute the air, groundwater, and surface water, posing health dangers.

Any company that manufactures, imports, distributes, or disposes of electronic goods must follow the WEEE directive’s processes for dealing with end-of-life equipment, resulting in some significant environmental benefits.

WEEE products that are properly disposed of or recycled minimize the burden on landfills, resulting in fewer dangerous chemicals being released into the atmosphere.

Using recycled materials instead of raw resources to create new items helps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.

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