95 Percent Of Business Computers End Up In Landfill

July 14, 2013

Despite rules requiring them to recycle computers and electronic equipment, the overwhelming majority of British organisations simply dump them with regular waste that goes to landfill, according to research.

Up to 95 percent of companies send their electronic waste (e-waste) to landfill rather than make arrangements for it to be collected, reused or recycled, according to a survey by recycling firm BusinessWaste. This is despite the potential value of that equipment to other users, the hazardous material it may contain, and increasingly strict regulations that require organisations to recycle their waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).


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