Wednesday, 1 July 2009

July 2009 - Keeping to the Rules

A recent article in the Guardian about abuses of the WEEE Directive and the problem of shady scrap touched on the difficulties faced by some of the 500 companies that joined the government disposal schemes.

With the collapse in metal prices as a result of the recession and the fact that some of the larger players invested heavily in special equipment for stripping and recycling equipment, the companies that are running systems for safe reclamation of materials are being affected by the less scrupulous operators.
The problem, according to the bigger players, is that those groups have a vested interest in paying the cheapest price for that process and there is no cost to recycle equipment that has been marked as working and reusable. Enter the shadier side of the scrap metal business. A large amount of the scrap is therefore making its way abroad and having a detrimental effect on the environment and workers in the industry in other countries.
Producers of waste need therefore to be confident that the disposal companies they use are fully compliant and provide the requisite paperwork for collections. London Facilities and our partner CRS are committed to ensuring best practice in the clearance, resale and disposal of your redundant IT hardware. If you have any questions about our processes or services we would be delighted to help.
For helpful and flexible service contact us for specialist advice on all aspects of IT disposals, resales and asset management issues.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Isla Rowley
Tel +44 1672 511112
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