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Electronic waste recycling market to grow by a third by 2017

A new report has estimated that the global electronic waste recycling marketing will grow by around a third by 2017, This will mean a figure of around $1.7bn. In the report by global consultants Frost and Sullivan the WEEE market was estimated at more than $1.4bn in 2011 with the growth of 4% each year … Continue reading

What is E-Waste?

The term ‘e-waste’ covers almost every type of discarded electrical and electronic equipment that has already entered, or could eventually enter, the general refuse system.  It includes a variety of appliances and devices, both large and small, domestic and commercial, including those that are destined for resale, reuse, disposal, salvage and recycling. There’s a considerable … Continue reading

WEEE Legislation – What’s Changed?

The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive was put in place by the EU to regulate the disposal of WEEE goods.  It provides guidelines as to the suggested amount of electrical products that can be recycled by each member state, but it leaves each state free to decide just how much more than the … Continue reading

All electronic equipment can be totally recycled through our WEEE plant.

Gone are the days of getting rid of broken or obsolete electronic items in your bin, recycling today has made such major advances that almost all scrap equipment can be recycled into new products. At Universal we recover copper, aluminium, steel and plastics using our state of the art WEEE recycling plant. Everything from broken … Continue reading

James Hughes is competing in the charity St Patrick’s day race at cheltenham festival. He’s in it to win it!

Taking time out from his busy day job as logistics manager at Universal Recycling Company, James is one of 12 jockeys entered in the St Patrick’s Derby, an annual charity race in aid of Cancer Research UK. The one mile and five furlongs race, taken on the Flat, will take place at 5.15pm as the … Continue reading

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