Today marks the start of Recycle Week, which is a celebration of recycling and encourages people to care about how we can prevent waste ending up in landfill.
In 2016, the UK generated 222.9 million tonnes of waste with just over 45% recycle rate. New technologies have significant impact on our household waste, as we can guarantee that we all have old, unwanted phones and laptops, hiding in the back of drawers and cupboards.
By 2021 electronic waste is expected to reach over 50 million metric tonnes. The UK is the 2nd worse e-waste producer in the world and the worst offender in Europe for illegal e-waste exports to developing countries. Here at TMT First we do our part to help to reduce e-waste.
Samsung Phone Repairs
As an authorised Samsung repair partner, we repair Samsung devices including phones, tablets and wearable devices with almost any fault, using genuine Samsung parts. This helps to ensure that the device lasts longer, preventing it from going to landfill as well as saving you money from the purchase of a brand new device. Our Samsung trained engineers can assist with almost any repair, on almost any Samsung mobile device. You can arrange a repair online here.
Our Planet First
We also have set up Our Planet First campaign which is our environmentally friendly way to keep electronic waste at a minimum whilst also giving back to you, our customers.
By using the code OurPlanetFirst on the checkout page; you will receive a £5 discount on any online repair (over £150)* AND we will donate £5 to this year’s chosen planet friendly charity, meaning that not only are you saving your devices from a landfill but also allowing us to give to those who implement projects to protect and put our planet first!
For more information on the campaign click here.
Device Trade In
Another way to help to recycle responsibly is to sell your unwanted devices to trade in programmes throughout the UK.
What is Recycle Week and How to Get Involved?
Recycle Week is running from the 21st – 27th September 2020 and the campaign encourages the nation to work together, so we can all recycle more. This year has been difficult due to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented but the campaign aims to acknowledge the sacrifices that have been made to keep recycling going, including those key workers who have carried on collecting our waste during the pandemic.
For more information on how to get involved in the Recycle Week Campaign click here.