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What to do to reduce E-waste

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in England
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amyleahamyleah Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in England
Hi friends. As it is a general discussion, so I am sharing a thought of mine that few days ago I was reading somewhere that electronic waste is increasing every day and it is polluting our environment.So I wanted to ask you guys to share your thoughts or ideas that how can we protect our environment and how can we reduce electronic waste?

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  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    Take your electronic waste to your local recycling centre.

    It, or its component parts, will either be reused or recycled.

    No pollution necessary.
  • amyleahamyleah Forumite
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    Thanks for the response.
    During my experience and knowledge, i have come to know these sites for recycling old gadgets.
    cashinyourgasgets.co.uk
    recyclezone.org.uk
    sellthemobile.com
    gadgetmill.co.uk
    Can you suggest which one of these should I go for?
  • I understand that companies that sell electrical equipment have to offer WEEE recycling facility to it's customers, in line with EU legislation. However with the pending Brexit this may all change.
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    Howard_B3 wrote: »
    I understand that companies that sell electrical equipment have to offer WEEE recycling facility to it's customers, in line with EU legislation. However with the pending Brexit this may all change.

    No current legislation will change if we leave the EU. All EU law has been incorporated into UK law.
  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    I try and do my part by not buying all the new tech that comes out (as much as I can). I don't buy new phones every year, I buy one and keep it for the years it takes until it finally dies/ no longer works for not I need it to do. I also try and repair any items that I can, rather than binning and buying another.
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    dan958 wrote: »
    I I also try and repair any items that I can, rather than binning and buying another.
    The problem is that at the moment, it being a 'throwaway' society, that sometimes it is cheaper to buy new than repair unless you have an older item.
    My original Dyson is still going strong and I am finally about to replace my 26 YO Zanussi washer. However today have contracted a repair man to mend my not-very-old dishwasher @ £100. That's between half to third of the cost of buying a new one......
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