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Environmental Policy

General Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statement

Please help us to minimise the effect we have on the environment by recycling your waste electrical goods. For advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of waste electronic equipment, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk where you can find out the locations of collection points near to you.

WEEE Compliance Statement

Helping to recycle your electrical equipment.

Why are we involved?

Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment — or WEEE — Directive). The aim of the legislation is to;

  • Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfills.
  • Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfills.

As a conscientious business, Jacobs & Turner Ltd (Trespass) has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the Distributor Take Back Scheme. Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved of recycling facilities for our customers.

How does this work in practice?

Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as household waste-recycling centres) run by their local councils. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.

Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed between all local authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.

Where to dispose of electrical equipment?

Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste.

You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).

An Overview of the Situation

UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double-decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.

Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.

To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol.

 


Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010
Record for the Period 07/04/2013 to 06/04/2014

Number of chargeable bags supplied: 55739
Total amount received from the sale of bags:  £2808.62
Total amount received from the 5p charge: £2786.95
Net proceeds of the charge: £2322.46

Trespass sent a cheque to the value of £2322.46 to The Catherine McEwan Foundation.

The difference of £486.18 between the total amount received from the sale of bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following:

  • Amounts above 5p that customers paid for bags: £21.67
  • VAT: £464.49