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Europe Breaking Electronic Waste Export Ban

Breakdown of electronic and electrical waste in European Union

All electrical and electronic devices, even everyday household items such as calculators, toasters and toys, have the potential to become e-waste.

Much of this waste is prized for its scrap value, especially circuit boards which contain small but significant amounts of gold, silver, copper and other valuable elements.

However, safe retrieval requires specialised - and therefore expensive - recycling processes which are not readily available in developing countries.

If e-waste is not properly processed, there is a risk of toxic contamination for people and the environment from:

  • Substances contained within the items themselves, for example lead in solders or mercury in backlights for liquid crystal screens.
  • Toxic emissions created when the items are improperly treated, such as dioxins formed by incineration of flame retardant plastics
  • Hazardous agents such as cyanide used for leaching during "backyard recycling"

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Europe Breaking Electronic Waste Export Ban

We have used XPO IT Services on numerous occasions, each time we have been very pleased with the service that they provide. Their collection/recycling scheme is the best we have used (and we have used a few!). Great service and great value for money!

Senior IT Technician, Staffordshire Hospice

XPO IT offer an efficient and flexible collection service for the District Council IT disposals. They provide a Duty of Care Waste Transfer Note and Certificate of Disposal for every collection. Collection staff are always courteous and friendly and go about their work without causing any disruption to my working day

E-Business Admin Assistant, District Council

XPO have always provided a high quality service.  Reliable, efficient and easy to use.  Always on time and professional with the disposal of equipment

Property Consultant, Birmingham Property Consultancy

We have used the data destruction services of XPO IT on a number of occasions and have been exceptionally pleased with their levels of service, efficiency and customer care

IT Manager, Nottingham Solicitors

Glad we found out about this company. Now I can be assured that our redundant IT equipment is being correctly handled and we can get rid of our smaller WEEE waste streams in parallel

Purchasing Manager, Automotive Equipment Supplier

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