A huge quantity of used electrical and electronic equipment is thrown away each year from homes, offices, factories, schools and hospitals. Some items contains hazardous substances such as mercury in switches, lead in solder and cadmium in batteries.
Heavy metals are particularly harmful to the environment because they accumulate through the food chain and can cause serious health effects. Recycling of used electrical and electronic equipment means that less raw materials are needed to make new items. This is an extremely important way of reducing the carbon emissions which contribute to climate change.
At Platinum Recycling we recycle a wide range of used electrical and electronic equipment including:
- Computers & Machine control components
- Electrical Appliances
- Power tools
- Cabling and accessories