Schools, community groups and registered charities are being offered the chance of obtaining £1000 in new electrical products as part of a recycling initiative.
The prize is being offered by the not-for-profit environmental company REPIC in partnership with Moray Council as part of their attempts at promoting proper disposal of used Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK while REPIC is a major force behind WEEE recycling. It has successfully financed the collection, treatment and recycling of around half of the UK’s used electrical items.
This year REPIC is celebrating 10 years of successful recycling and the giveaway prize pot is the organisation’s way of giving something back to local community groups, as well as encouraging further responsible recycling.
Councillor John Cowe, chair of the economic development and infrastructure committee at Moray Council, said: “Everyone has a part to play in responsible recycling and this includes recycling WEEE.
“Lots of useful information can be found on how to deal with used electrical goods – the council website is a good reference point – as is REPIC’s Responsible Recycling website.”
REPIC CEO Dr Philip Morton added: “We’re proud to celebrate 10 years of successful WEEE recycling and we wanted to mark it with a worthwhile community initiative – and hopefully encourage further responsible recycling of electricals at the same time.
“It’s great to team up with Moray Council and we’re looking forward to receiving the entries – whether the request is for something simple like a microwave – or whether it’s a higher value purchase such as washing machine or laptop.”
Schools, community groups or good causes can put themselves forward for the electrical goodies or they can nominate another cause.
They simply need to say: “What new electrical product/products do you need – up to the value of £1,000 – and why?” Followed by answering: “What does WEEE stand for?”
Full details and terms and conditions are available on REPIC’s Responsible Recycling microsite www.responsible-recycling.co.uk and the closing date for applications is June 27.