In a move to protect the environment and to stimulate the environmental economy, the EU is planning on setting new recycling targets. Yesterday the EU announced that there will be a rise by 2030 to 70% for municipal waste and to 80% of packaging by weight to be recycled.
The UK’s Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the ambitious targets set out by the European Commission to promote a circular economy, but said it will require “considerable investment”.
However, leading UK and international IT asset disposal specialist RDC already currently exceed both these recycling targets.
For IT waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and related packaging, RDC recycles and recovers 100% of waste with zero disposed of to landfill. This feat was recognised back in 2010 with the Award for Environmental Excellence for Recycling Performance from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management. In 2009, the Queens Award Office described RDC as setting an “..exemplar benchmark” for commercial organisations when awarding RDC the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.
It is great to see the EU want to encourage others to follow RDC’s lead on recycling.
For more information on this subject see the EU press release at:
For more information on how RDC can help your organisation reuse and recycle IT equipment, contact RDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01376 336400.