Published: 27 April 2012 at 10:39
Public turn out in force to support environmental event at Anglia Ruskin
Businesses, residents and schools in Chelmsford recycled an incredible 17.2 tonnes of e-waste during a special event at Anglia Ruskin University last month.
The three day event, from 22- 24 March, was part of a drive to encourage local people, companies and schools to clear out their workplaces, sheds, lofts, and garages of unwanted or broken electrical items and recycle them rather than throwing them in the bin.
The event was hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Borough Council, Essex County Council and European Recycling Platform (ERP). The e-waste collected included keyboards, printers, scanners, mobile phones, DVD players, kettles and toasters.
Nationwide Metal Recycling (NMR) Ltd provided the logistics for the event, supporting the public by unloading equipment from vehicles. The collected items were taken to Sims Recycling Solutions in Daventry. All items will be treated in the UK to recover the metals and plastics, and the materials will then be sent to manufacturers and used to make new products. Recycling and disposal services were provided courtesy of Apple.
Simon Chubb, Anglia Ruskin’s Environment Manager, said:
Councillor Janette Potter, Cabinet Member for Waste Management and Recycling, Chelmsford Borough Council, said:
County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development & Waste, said:
Scott Butler, Managing Director at ERP, said: