The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The regulations mean that suppliers of equipment like internet retailers such as hairclippers.co.uk may now allow consumers to return their waste equipment if they wish to.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, with much of it ending up in landfill sites, where the lead and other toxins it may contain can cause soil or water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
Hairclippers.co.uk takes it's duty of protecting the environment seriously and under these regulations, we offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new electrical product from us. For example, if a customer bought a new clipper from us we can accept their old clipper and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should be marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. This symbol shows that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.