Recycling Lives bucks trend by increasing rates of WEEE recycling

In a year of declining waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling rates, Recycling Lives has managed to buck the trend and increase its activity.

According to recent figures published by the Environment Agency, the household WEEE recycling rate dipped slightly for the first three quarters of 2012, when compared to the same period in 2011.

The data, sent out to producer compliance schemes last month, shows that the tonnage of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collected between January and September 2012 fell to 368,527 tonnes, compared to 380,915 tonnes for the same period in 2011.

However, despite this downturn, Recycling Lives has significantly increased the tonnage of WEEE that it has processed in the last 12 months.

The company offers a wide range of end-to-end waste management solutions that help clients to fulfil their legal WEEE recycling obligations and give them the peace of mind they need. Recycling Lives achieves a >99% recycling rate; through investment in training and new technologies, including Energy from Waste processes, the company outstrips many of its competitors and boasts a strong Corporate Social Responsibility agenda, which adds an extra layer of appeal to its customers.

As Recycling Lives WEEE recycling activity continues to thrive, our social business is able to further increase funding to the Recycling Lives UK social welfare charity, which relies almost entirely on the success of our commercial operations to fund the holistic programme of accommodation, training, work experience and employment opportunities that it offers to homeless individuals.

In 2013, the success of our WEEE recycling is also set to help countless other UK based charities as we complete the development of our Community Dotcom platforms: These will not only help other charities generate revenue from second-hand furniture and other donated items, but also from collecting WEEE on behalf of Recycling Lives.

Customers of Recycling Lives – and their customers in turn – can be proud of supporting the work of a unique organisation that is working to spread a range of environmental and social benefits throughout the UK.