In the new WEEE directive 2o12 analysts say not enough is being done to ensure reuse policy is integrated into government standard.
There was a fundamental opportunity to ensure that the ethical reuse of electronic equipment was made standard but the projected levels could fall far short of achieving the results.
The UK is taking major steps in the global recycling push but this has effects not only in the environmental spectrum but for national and international based charities who beenefit from the recycled computers that UK business supports.
The European parliament put forward a 5% recycling threshold for the reuse of equipment. This means that 95% could goo for natural recycling rathr than reuse.
If we really want to help the environment and support UK and foreign social projects we can do this through supporting reuse channnels.
IT Recycling UK fully support the changes to the WEEE directive but think alongside many others this could have been the perfect platform for change.
Eurpope encourages their countries to recycle 4Kg per head in in recycling electronic wastage.
This will rise over the following 4 years to countries asking for a 50% of all electronics sold being taken back as standard.
The access will be stripped in certain areas for the exportation of electonic goods without a full audit trail being available as evidence for companies to “prove” where and how those goods are being reused or recycled.
As part of the WEEE directive IT Recycling UK enure that no illegal e-waste is shipped internationally and that the safe and ethical recycling of all second user items are coordinated within the constraints and laws in place in this country.
Supporting charities or recieving money back through your IT disposal program has never been easier. If your company is interested in seeing how IT Recycling UK can help your business fulfill its corporate social responsibility requirements and develop a smooth integrated recycling policy please get in touch on 0845 474 5679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org