Circular economy: WEEE guide for businesses
26th June 2015
In the UK, we produce more than 300 million tonnes of general waste each year. Only 2% of e-waste is reused, even though 23% is suitable for reuse. So what should be done about it?
Upwards of 50% of businesses do not recycle WEEE, but landfills are filling up and the number of operating sites is decreasing monumentally. Many companies use incineration as an alternative but the complicated mixture of materials in e-waste makes it an even less environmentally friendly option than usual. Rather than using these practices, we need to work towards a globally environmentally friendly solution.
This e-waste guide, from waste clearance company Enviro Waste, highlights the importance of tackling e-waste in the transition to a circular economy. It identifies the current problems and explores the potential solutions, including a detailed infographic demonstrating what success could look like.
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