Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Recycling Electronics Event - 14/15th March 2013

Cllr Jean Swanson

Last year Jean visited the University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Site Car Park,Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD.  To see how much electronic material was being recycled.

Now for the second year running, businesses, residents, schools and colleges in Cambridge are again being urged to recycle their broken or unwanted electronics at a two-day event at the same site. The recycling event takes place on Thursday 14 March, from 7.30 am to 5 pm, and on Friday 15 March, from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm.

All types of business and household electronic waste will be accepted  with no charge and staff can help with unloading. The event is again being hosted by Cambridge City Council, European Recycling Platform (ERP), Love Cambridge, and the University of Cambridge to help increase the amount of e-waste that is recycled. Last year’s event stopped almost 38 tonnes of electronic waste from going to landfill and the event organisers are hoping that even more e-waste will be collected for recycling this year.

The materials used to make electronic goods are valuable and can be used to make new products. Recycling protects the environment and stops e-waste going to landfill. Currently, UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of CO2 a year– the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the road!

All e-waste collected at the event will be sorted and treated within the UK. If you’ve got gadgets etc that you were thinking of getting rid of do take it along on 14th or 15th March