Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
Dantech Electronic Engineering is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. The key points of our strategy to achieve this are:
Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its energy supplies.
Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.
Returning items for recycling
When possible we try and design our products to use materials that can be recycled. As a manufacturer, we welcome any products back to our manufacturing facilities for recycling. Contact Dantech Electronic Engineering direct for further advice on returning products for recycling.
Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, more than all other materials combined. Steel retains an extremely high overall recycling rate, which in 2012, stood at 88 percent. The amazing metallurgical properties of steel allow it to be recycled continually with no degradation in performance, and from one product to another.
Aluminum is a chemical element; as such, it is infinitely recyclable. Recycling is far cheaper than extracting more aluminum from bauxite (its main ore). To recycle aluminum, it just has to be separated out, washed, and remelted.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
ABS is 100% recyclable. This can be re-ground and molded into new ABS products.
Corrugated cardboard is 100% recyclable.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Also known as WEEE, this is the EU Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Products with this marking should not be thrown in general waste, these should be taken to a recycling center or as directed by your local authority.