Do you know where your WEEE ends up?
The report highlights a shocking trend for illegal WEEE exports and has prompted the Environment Agency to remind exporters of their responsibilities. But what can consumers and businesses do to ensure they’re not playing a part?
What’s really worrying is that these items were disposed of at legitimate public collection points, some of which were council-run. It makes it more important than ever to be certain that your WEEE items are being disposed of correctly, and receive all the relevant paperwork as proof.
Pure Planet: a responsible approach
At Pure Planet, we audit all our suppliers to ensure they work to best recycling practices, are fully licensed and insured, and recycle everything here in the UK. Not only that, but our own site is watertight. We have CCTV security and we monitor the volumes of waste coming in and out to ensure everything is secure and to prevent theft.
To make sure we can provide excellent customer service, we’ve also increased our fleet of vehicles. We know that the longer waste remains on a customer’s site the more open it is to theft and vandalism, so a quick response is key.
The proof is in the paperwork
To offer an added level of service, we give customers the option to have an itemised list of what we’ve recycled, including the serial number. We’re also ISO14001 accredited, which ensures we manage our environmental impact, and we have an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place to ensure best practice on our own premises and on-site with our customers. To make sure it’s always up to date, this is audited internally throughout the year and externally via a UKAS accredited certification body.
Last but by no means least, we’re experienced. Over the course of more than a decade in business, we’ve become a trusted name within the industry and our positive customer reviews are testament to the service we provide. Get in touch and let us help you manage your WEEE recycling legally, responsibly and ethically – just click ‘get a quote’ at the top of this page.