UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations aim to reduce the environmental impact from electrical waste by reducing the amount of unsorted waste, as this goes to landfill sites and incinerators.
Each year in the U.K. approximately 1.2 tonnes of electronic waste is thrown away as compact cameras, camcorders and batteries, sold by Canon, Olympus, Samsung and Sony, to make way for new release electronic models every 6 to 12 months.
It’s great to see electronics being sold on the market which are more advanced than previous electronics but over 75% of waste from electrical goods end up in landfill.
Electrical goods contain lead and other toxins which cause soil and water contamination; as well as having a very harmful effect on our natural habitat, wildlife and human health.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled.
Recycling items such as cameras, mobile phones and batteries helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
One U.K. online camera and camcorder electronics store Jessops.com has contributed towards a national fund to assist U.K. local councils to make electronic waste collection facilities, instead of accepting electrical waste at their retail sites.
Please Recycle More
A ‘wheelie bin’ symbol, on new electrical products, is there to remind people not to dispose of WEEE to unsorted waste.
The crossed-out wheelie bin can be found on items such as batteries, electrical and electronic items, which are covered by the WEEE Directive. These can all be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Please help the environment by recycling your waste electrical goods at your nearest U.K. recycling point. You will find more information on where you can recycle and read helpful tips by visiting www.recycle-more.co.uk
Shop with Jessops Collect@Store and Save On Delivery/Credit Card Fees
A great way for U.K. shoppers to save money on courier and insurance postage fees is to use Jessops Collect@Store program.
You can order your goods online and collect@store in as little as 30 minutes. You pay the online price on collection at the store of your choice. You will receive a text or e-mail from Jessops when your order is ready for collection. Jessops’ expert staff are happy to offer additional help and advice when you collect your order.
U.K. shoppers will save money by picking up the goods themselves, instead of paying for courier fees and insurance associated with delivery. Choosing to pick up up your own purchase and pay by cash will reduce your credit card fees!
Does your mobile phone allow you to have full Internet access? If so, you can browse online and order goods ahead of time from a Jessops store near you.
To find out more about Collect@Store, please visit Jessops.com