Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


Recycling WEEE in Bristol! by nadiacatkinhillman
September 23, 2007, 9:29 am
Filed under: Recycling

Most of us are concerned about the environment but sometimes it’s not easy to do the right thing. As the usable life of electronic equipment gets shorter it’s even more important that all of us contribute in our own small way to make a better tomorrow?

Next time you buy a new piece of electronic equipment and are wondering what to do with the old stuff – technically known as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) – please think of giving it to Revamp who’ll put it to very good use.

Thanks to the focused and sustained efforts of Revamp, commercial establishments as well as individuals can now recycle their old computers, TV’s and all other electronic products and reduce the adverse impact of WEEE, much to the benefit of Bristol and the South West.

While sorting stuff for recycling, Revamp follows the procedure of removing batteries, cables, plugs and other hazardous items for separate – safe – disposal.

What’s more, during the sorting process, the collected equipment is checked thoroughly and all appliances (including fridges, freezers, washing machines and cookers) that can be reused are refurbished in the workshop and then passed on to Revamp’s parent charity – the SOFA Project.

The SOFA Project is the UK’s leading furniture and electrical appliances re-use charity operating from Bristol which provides useful furniture, appliances and other equipment for sale at low prices to families and individuals on low incomes all across the West of England.

Local businesses might like to check out WEEE directive which gives info on legal responsibilities.

If you have WEEE, please contact Revamp today!

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