Tackling the problem of electronic waste is so important which is why comparison site compareandrecycle.co.uk is calling for a dedicated day to dispose of our e-waste, naming it Green Tuesday, to help us reduce the amount of electronic waste lying around.
The goal is for people to clear out unwanted tech such as mobile phones, laptops, game consoles and cameras to make room for new gadgets they may receive as Christmas gifts. And if you think you haven’t got any old tech to get rid of you’re probably wrong, as research from Green Alliance has shown that us Brits have an astonishing 125 million phones hidden away around our homes.
Matthew Moreton, Managing Director at Compare and Recycle, explains: “Green Tuesday aims to inspire people to make good use of their end-of-life gadgets so they can be re-used, repaired or recycled. Whilst we are familiar with lots of types of recycling, such as plastics and glass, when it comes to electronics there is very little in the way of encouragement to recycle IT devices correctly.
“This is why we are encouraging an annual clear out following Black Friday, the biggest consumer event of the year. Whether new tech is being bought as a Christmas gift or people are just treating themselves to a bargain this is a great time to recycle your unwanted gadgets. Take action now and don’t forget – responsible recycling is expected from us all year round!”
Find out how much your old tech could be worth here: https://www.compareandrecycle.co.uk/
You’ll also find all the information you’ll need about how to recycle your unwanted electronic waste.