waste electrical goods
Welcome to the new Waste Electrical Goods Recycling section. Here you will find facts, recycling symbols, advice and tips to help you recycle-more and minimise your effect on the environment!
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electrical recycling facts
Electrical goods are the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by 5% each year
In the UK the amount of electrical waste we create in one year would fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times! (recycle-more.co.uk)
Each year in the UK we go through over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste. That is the equivalent of 150 thousand double decker buses!
75% of waste electronics end up in landfill sites
In the lifetime of 1 UK citizen 3.3 tonnes of waste electronics is created! (weeeman.org)
Two million TV sets are discarded every year - most end up in landfill sites (Recycle Now)
"Over six million electrical items are thrown away every year in the UK. It is estimated that over half of them are still working or could easily be repaired." (ITDG, 2003)
15 million mobile phones are upgraded in the UK each year, laid from end-to-end they would reach from John O'Groats to Lands End! (www.sciencemuseum.org.uk)