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Press Releases 2024

Over 1,200 battery fires in bin lorries and waste sites across the UK in last year

Media Release, 10th May 2024 A new “Stop Battery Fires campaign” from Recycle Your Electricals and the National Fire Chiefs...

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Press Releases 2024

Material Focus allocates additional £750,000 to the Electricals Recycling Fund

Media Release, 25th April 2024 Material Focus is reopening its Electricals Recycling Fund today, offering £750,000 of funding to support...

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Press Releases 2024

Nearly £1 billion worth of precious materials could be saved if all our electricals were recycled

Media Release, 28th March 2024 New research from Material Focus has identified that as the demand for electrical items soars...

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Press Releases 2024

Over 90% of vape producers and retailers in the UK are still failing to meet environmental regulations

Media Release, 21 March 2024 With the forthcoming ban on single-use vapes due to be implemented in 2025, new research...

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Press Releases 2024

HypnoCat is back on TV for his electrical encore

Media Release, 13 March 2024 HypnoCat, the Recycle Your Electricals messenger for electrical recycling, is once again gracing the UK’s...

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Press Releases 2024

858,000 rings made from recycled gold could be gifted this Valentine’s Day if we recycled our electricals

How to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day Media release, 12 February 2022 Research by Material Focus, the not for profit...

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Press Releases 2024

Bank between £1,300 and £6,330 by re-selling your unused tech

Media release, 31st January 2024 Half a months’ average UK salary sat in cupboards ready to be cashed in –...

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Press Releases 2023

Is  FastTech the new Fast Fashion?

Media release, 12th October 2023 To mark International E-Waste Day, new research reveals the UK threw away nearly HALF A...

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Press Releases 2023

7.5 million unused electrical toys gathering dust in UK homes

Media Release, 28th September 2023 New data from the Recycle Your Electricals campaign has revealed UK cupboards are overspilling with...

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Press Releases 2023

40 projects across the UK have been granted £1.8 million making it easier for 10 million residents to recycle their electricals.

Media release, 27th September 2023 Material Focus is delighted to announce that over 40 projects across the UK have been...

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Press Releases 2023

Number of disposable single-use vapes thrown away have in a year quadrupled to 5 million per week

Media Release, 8th September 2023 The latest research from Material Focus, has revealed that the number of disposable single-use vapes...

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Press Releases 2023

International E-waste day is coming soon – Material Focus is calling on local authorities and retailers to get involved

Media Release, 19th July 2023 International E-Waste Day (IEWD) 2023 is happening on the 14th October and Material Focus, the...

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Press Releases 2023

Got an old Vacuum Cleaner? Turn it into something that doesn’t suck!

Media Release, 30th May 2023 Recycle Your Electricals campaign encourages UK householders to recycle broken and unused vacuums, as the...

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Press Releases 2023

Successful repayment of  the “Material Focus Support Grants and Loans Package” for the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector

Media Release, 6th July 2023 Material Focus, is pleased to announce the successful full repayment of nearly £2 million of...

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Press Releases 2023

Stop Battery Fires public safety film launched to raise awareness of fires caused by batteries in the waste stream

Media Release, 11th July 2023 In response to increased reports of fires caused by batteries and electricals containing batteries in...

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Press Releases 2023

Fish Out Your FadTech!

Media Release, 29th June 2023 You can’t move for talk of air fryers, the latest kitchen electrical taking Britain by...

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Press Releases 2023

Material Focus calls for retailers to comply with waste electrical regulations and take back more electricals in store

Media Release, 30 March 2023 New Material Focus research has identified that around ​​75% of UK adults would recycle their...

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Press Releases 2023

TV campaign launched to encourage the nation to recycle their electricals

Media release, 22 March 2023 HypnoCat, purveyor of electrical recycling, arrives on the big screen. HypnoCat’s latest foray sees the...

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Press Releases 2023

Over 90% of vape and vape juice producers in the UK are failing to meet environmental regulations

Media release, 7 March 2023 *Calculations produced by Material Focus and Financial Times based upon data from EuroMonitor and ECigIntelligence...

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Press Releases 2023

Research has identified new measures that could deliver the most comprehensive understanding of UK electrical and battery flows and their contribution to a circular economy.

Media release, 24 February 2023 New research commissioned by Material Focus has identified a range of measures that could improve...

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