Discarded electricals are one of the fastest growing sources of waste in the UK and in the world.
Most people in the UK think that recycling is the right thing to do, but it’s still too hard to do – less than half of us think it’s easy to get rid of unwanted electricals.
We continue to fund a range of technical research, and created industry briefings to improve reuse and recycling.
All electrical retailers are legally obliged to help customers recycle their electricals. Material Focus outline the legal obligations simply and explain what retailers need to do to comply with them.
Material Focus’ new research has identified a range of metrics that could improve the way the UK measures and assesses the efficiency of its waste electricals and portable batteries systems.
Vape e-waste has become a hugely talked about issue over the past few months. Material Focus explain how vapes are adding to the e-waste problem, and how vape producers and sellers can comply with their legal environmental obligations.
A deep dive into the UK’s business electrical waste showed over 200,000 tonnes being throw away annually in the UK. And highlighted the need for more work in this area.
are benefitting from our investment in 60 projects. This will provide a variety of recycling drop-off points from kerbside to schools, community centres and and on-street bring banks.
One in three people across the UK say they’re not confident on what to do with their unwanted electricals. We’re changing that with our award winning campaigns. Over 3 million people say they have started recycling their electricals in the last two years.
An astonishing 471 million pieces of FastTech end up in UK landfill each year. They’re part of over 100,000 tonnes of e-waste we throw away annually, and we still have a staggering 880 million gadgets gathering dust at home.
Our ‘Never bin hidden batteries’ campaign, saw great engagement levels, with over 70 local authorities involved in some capacity. From sharing our social media assets both internally and externally across their channels, getting involved in our battery fire research to personalised advertising campaigns across the UK.
HypnoCat recently made his debut on TV bopping along to a hypnotic catchy trance beat with mesmerising lyrics that you won’t be able to get out of your head.