Love your electricals - set them free
This year's Recycle Week is the perfect opportunity to clear out your cupboard, the shed or attic and give any old, broken or unwanted small electricals the chance to be useful again.
Recycle Week : 21 - 27 June 2010
Join us this Recycle Week and find out more about the wide range of small electrical items that can be recycled. From kettles and toasters to electrical toothbrushes, hairdryers, shavers and even those old power tools lurking in the shed – anything with a plug, uses batteries, needs charging, or has the crossed out wheelie bin logo on it, can be recycled.
During June, lots of information about Recycle Week will start to appear, including the Event Finder so you can see what's happening in your local area. A short animated video showing how electrical items are recycled will be added to the existing suite of animations and there are lots of fun activities coming too!
For example, for those of us who have old electrical items that we love too much to dump, why not let 'Auntie' help us chuck them in the nicest possible way. 'Auntie' will be making a guest appearance here from 14 - 27 June.
On a more serious note though, if you are having a clear out and uncover any old electrical items in your home that are in good working order, you could donate them to one of over 90 British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical stores across the UK, and help them raise money for their charity. To find your nearest BHF Furniture and Electrical store or for more information please visit www.bhf.org.uk/recycle
There are lots of ways to dispose of those unused electrical items that are tucked away in our drawers and cupboards. For example, the Royal Mail have a recycling campaign called Simply Drop for very small electricals such as cameras, mobile phones and MP3s. Find out more at Simply Drop.
Watch out for...
Innocent Drinks Smoothies - In support of Recycle Week and to encourage us all to recycle our empty plastic bottles, Innocent Drinks has designed a new label featuring the 'recycling dude' on three of their Smoothie product range. Over 1.2 millions bottles will be available during the month of June.
More information on this and lots of other activity is coming soon!
Did you know?
Three out of every four of us have at least one old or unused electrical item in our home which could be recycled to help save precious resources. Many of these items contain important plastics and metals that can be recycled to make new products. For example, just one toaster can provide enough steel to make 25 new cans.