What is WEEE Recycling
WEEE recycling (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is the term used to define redundant/faulty electronic equipment waste produced within the UK. The WEEE directive 2007 regulations define how WEEE needs to be handled, transported, refurbished and recycled.
WEEE is a rapidly inflating waste stream due to increasingly more people and organisations becoming dependant on what technology can offer along with the fact that new technology outdates its predecessor within a very small-time scale. Technology is the fastest developing sector in the world with new revisions being created before the latest products are even available for sale.
This leads to a fast turnaround in electronic equipment just so everyone can keep up and not get left behind, choosing the right recycler like Recycle Your Tec can assist in gaining market value back to the business for its redundant IT , which can be put towards purchasing new “updated” computer systems.
Environmentally friendly recycling of your redundant/faulty IT systems is essential to promote a good sustainable impression on others & to have a positive impact on the world in which we live, Recycling is extremely important to both the environment and us due to the highly hazardous aspects built into computer systems and monitors for example.
The amount of WEEE computer waste we create is also constantly increasing due to:
Rapidly evolving computer technology and the need or desire for IT equipment to be upgraded quickly to stay up to date which of course is producing increasing amounts of E-Waste.
IT devices are simply considered by both end users and manufacturers as single use devices and are consistently looking to update and upgrade the latest device before their initial release dates.
As population is increasing, this increases the amount of IT equipment in use and being disposed of, this is a natural progression which won’t stop, but they way we recycle our redundant items needs to be sensible to sustain our environment.
The capabilities of IT are advancing extremely fast which means more people are becoming dependant on it, IT hardware is rarely considered for repair anymore. Once it is broken, a new item is purchased, we suggest that if you like to have the latest and greatest tech then ensure that you recycle efficiently with a company like Recycle Your Tec.
Environmentally responsible WEEE recycling
Some E- Waste is illegally exported to developing countries where valuable metals are burnt out of the systems with the remaining waste left to contaminate the environment. Developing countries simply don’t have the resources in place to recycle such hardware, Recycle Your Tec ensures that any items recycled via our unrivalled services aren’t transported to developing countries landfills who have no compliance in place for technology recycling.
A large amount of energy is used when manufacturing new IT hardware. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore preserves natural resources, when items are sent to a company like Recycle Your Tec, we ensure that the items are reused or recycled (stripped for parts ) which helps us to limit the landfill sites becoming more and more congested.
To developing countries, what we call IT waste is state of the art to them. When providing the computer disposal, data destruction, refurbishment, it can benefit other countries around the world who cannot afford new systems, our sister company ALM Wholesale LTD ensures that these items are sold efficiently in counties such as Ghana via their partnered store, this helps local communities and schools develop skills and connect with the rest of the world.
Recycle Your Tec will dispose of & recycle your old IT equipment. You’ll know where your redundant assets are at every stage of their disposition and get the best market value for any that are reusable. Plus, you’ll gain peace of mind from choosing a socially and environmentally responsible solution when recycling your redundant computer systems.