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Anderson Trade on the Importance of Electrical Recycling
Anderson Trade is a UK wide supplier of cleaning machines. The company believes it is vitally important for people to be aware of the consequences of a throw-away attitude concerning electrical items, and to know the alternatives.
By: Anderson Trade
More than 75 per cent of electrical waste ends up in landfill, allowing lead and other toxins like cadmium, mercury, arsenic and certain flame retardants to seep into the soil and water and cause contamination. This can be catastrophic for nature, wildlife and human health.
Anderson Trade is a leading nationwide supplier of commercial and domestic cleaning machines. As a business, they take electrical waste very seriously and have set down a policy to ensure the highest degree of re-use and recycling possible.
A spokesperson for the company says, "The fact is that a great deal of the electrical items that are discarded could actually be recycled or repaired. So, instead of discarding such items and raising the potential for health and environmental risks, and putting pressure on natural resources, wouldn't it be better to salvage and recondition rather than throw away and forget?
"At Anderson Trade we believe it is vitally important for people to be aware of the consequences of a throw-away attitude when it comes to electrical items, and also to know the alternatives so that change can start to take place. This goes for businesses as much as consumers. In fact, businesses that decide to take a stand and introduce an electrical recycling and repair policy could really help to make a difference."
The government introduced the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations in 2006 which were subsequently updated in 2013. The wheelie bin with a cross through it symbol is a sign that the product it's marked onto must not be discarded into general waste but instead sent for repair and then re-used, or recycled at an appropriate facility.
Anderson Trade takes recycling very seriously. Explaining, they say: "To help with the efforts to reduce the volume of electrical appliances going to landfill, we have devised a system whereby anyone purchasing a new appliance from us can deposit their like-for-like used WEEE item with us. We will then deal with it either by repairing and reconditioning, or recycling. This take-back scheme does not affect any statutory rights."
In addition, anyone with a domestic product from the Numatic range, such as the Henry or the Henrietta models, can take the item to their local recycling facility. Numatic has put funds in place to recycle end of life products, which means the local authority's resources are being spared every time one of their machines is deposited for recycling.
Anderson Trade supplies a range of brand leading cleaning machines and vacuum cleaners and offers free, personalised onsite demonstrations as well as an extensive range of parts and spares. To learn more, visit https://www.anderson-