Recycling your old electricals is easy!
Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.
How are we helping?
In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).
To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.
As part of the EEE regulations, Buildbase/Plumbase/Electricbase does not assume responsibility for the disposal of its own branded electrical products sold to business customers.
FSC ® Certification statement:
PRODUCTS STATING and SHOWING THE FSC ‘TICK-TREE’ LOGO ARE FSC CERTIFIED AND SOLD UNDER OUR CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY CERTIFICATION SCHEME SA-COC-001331, FSC MIX 70% CERTIFIED.
Buildbase actively supports the objectives of the Forest Stewardship Council® whose mission is referred to here.
The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.
Their vision is to meet their current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.
Principles & Criteria
To achieve this mission and vision, FSC has developed a set of 10 principles and 57 Criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world. The Principles include the following:
- PRINCIPLE #1: COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND FSC PRINCIPLES - Forest management shall respect all applicable laws of the country in which they occur, and international treaties and agreements to which the country is a signatory, and comply with all FSC Principles and Criteria.
- PRINCIPLE #2: TENURE AND USE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Long-term tenure and use rights to the land and forest resources shall be clearly defined, documented and legally established.
- PRINCIPLE #3: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS - The legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples to own, use and manage their lands, territories, and resources shall be recognized and respected.
- PRINCIPLE #4: COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND WORKER’S RIGHTS - Forest management operations shall maintain or enhance the long-term social and economic well being of forest workers and local communities.
- PRINCIPLE # 5: BENEFITS FROM THE FOREST - Forest management operations shall encourage the efficient use of the forest’s multiple products and services to ensure economic viability and a wide range of environmental and social benefits.
- PRINCIPLE #6: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - Forest management shall conserve biological diversity and its associated values, water resources, soils, and unique and fragile ecosystems and landscapes, and, by so doing, maintain the ecological functions and the integrity of the forest.
- PRINCIPLE #7: MANAGEMENT PLAN - A management plan — appropriate to the scale and intensity of the operations — shall be written, implemented, and kept up to date. The long-term objectives of management, and the means of achieving them, shall be clearly stated.
- PRINCIPLE #8: MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT - Monitoring shall be conducted — appropriate to the scale and intensity of forest management — to assess the condition of the forest, yields of forest products, chain of custody, management activities and their social and environmental impacts.
- PRINCIPLE # 9: MAINTENANCE OF HIGH CONSERVATION VALUE FORESTS - Management activities in high conservation value forests shall maintain or enhance the attributes which define such forests. Decisions regarding high conservation value forests shall always be considered in the context of a precautionary approach.
- PRINCIPLE # 10: PLANTATIONS - Plantations shall be planned and managed in accordance with Principles and Criteria 1-9, and Principle 10 and its Criteria. While plantations can provide an array of social and economic benefits, and can contribute to satisfying the world’s needs for forest products, they should complement the management of, reduce pressures on, and promote the restoration and conservation of natural forests.
All of these principles align fully with Buildbase’s own code of conduct and support the UK Timber Trade Federations Responsible Purchasing Policy and the European Union Timber Regulation.
PRODUCTS STATING and SHOWING THE PEFC LOGO ARE PEFC CERTIFIED AND SOLD UNDER OUR CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY CERTIFICATION SCHEME PEFC SA-PEFC/COC-001331 70% PEFC.
Buildbase actively supports the MISSION, VALUES, VISION AND PRINCIPLES of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
PRODUCTS STATING PEFC ARE PEFC SA-PEFC/COC-001331 70% PEFC CERTIFIED
"To give society confidence that people manage forests sustainably."
PEFC Core Values:
Respect for all forest ownership structures, and the social, cultural, environmental and economic values they provide.
Respect for the social infrastructures of forest based communities.
Belief in co-operation, openness and transparency.
Respect for the tenets of federalism.
Belief in free and fair market systems.
Belief in multi-stakeholder participation.
Commitment to excellence and continuous improvement
"A world in which people manage forests sustainably."
Accept when others are right and admit when we are wrong.
Build alliances around common causes.
Recognise the importance of economic, social and environmental realities.
Respect intergovernmental and other international processes.
Respect relationships within the PEFC community.
Act with honesty and integrity.
Provide value for our members
This approach aligns fully with Buildbase’s own code of conduct and support the UK Timber Trade Federation Responsible Purchasing Policy and the European Union Timber Regulations.