My electrical, electronic and battery waste
Our modern world is full of devices that make life easier, from mobile phones and computers to hair dryers and drills.
Electrical, electronic and battery waste (known as WEEE) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the developed world – and also one of the most hazardous. Batteries and electronic goods contain heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium and lead, that can pollute soil and water and are dangerous to human health.
Recycling WEEE is not only good for the environment and our health, it also makes sense: many of these devices contain valuable components and precious metals that can be used again in new products.