On a mission to eliminate e-waste


 

WEEE Scotland is an electronics recycling company providing full-lifecycle electrical and electronic equipment management solutions. They challenge the concept of waste by employing circular economy principles and extracting maximum value from the equipment they receive. By extending the valuable lifetime of the equipment through the route of repair, reuse, re-manufacture and refurbishment, they divert materials from landfill and keep them circulating in the economy for longer.

Good for the environment, good for business

The UK generates approximately 2 million metric tonnes of e-waste annually. If not treated properly, toxic chemicals contained in this equipment may pose significant health risks by contaminating soil, water and air. WEEE Scotland mitigate these risks by processing the equipment in their facility according to the best practice guidelines. In addition, their circular operational process allows them to reduce their partners’ carbon footprint by approximately 53 times compared to new production. In 2018 alone, they saved 48 tonnes of CO2 emissions for their two biggest partners while delivering cost savings of approximately 70% by returning commodities to use.

Giving it back

WEEE Scotland aim to give back to the community by working with local job centres to provide employment and work experience opportunities. They are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and a member of the British Association for Supported Development with 40% of their workforce coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. They also support charitable causes by regularly engaging their employers in fundraisers.

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