Regulations for disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Information for consumers in the UK
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2006 No. 3289) are part of UK law and have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection. The legislation also aims to make producers pay proper treatment and recycling of waste electrical equipment.
The amount of WEEE consumers and businesses throw away is increasing every year and is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. Unfortunately, much of the UK's WEEE currently ends up in landfill, where the toxins cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife, and human health.
Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
At Vapour Dreams we take recycling and when you purchase from us you are entitled to return an equivalent number of items to recycle, the items don't need to be the same as the items that you have purchased but they need to be items similar to those that we sell.
In order to take advantage of our free recycling scheme please return the items that you would like to recycle to:
Gwent Shopping Centre
Please include a covering letter explaining that the items are for recycling.