We all have a role to play when it comes to protecting the environment. To encourage sustainable development, we need to change our consumer habits. Valuable components in old, broken or unwanted electrical and electronic devices are lost forever when they are disposed of alongside regular household waste. Certain substances within these devices can damage the environment or put public health at risk. Electronic and electrical equipment should be disposed of properly so that valuable parts can be recycled and dangerous components be disposed of correctly.
Legislation has been put in place to ensure selected electronic and electrical devices are collected and sent to facilities that can dispose of them properly and retrieve or recycle any valuable components. These specialist facilities also see to it that any dangerous substances contained in such devices are removed and safely disposed of to help make recycling easier.
To cover the cost of collecting, removing, processing, storing and recycling waste electronic and electrical equipment, the price of each product now includes a sum specifically for this purpose. This sum covers the future cost of recycling the product. It is paid directly to an accredited organisation responsible for processing this type of waste. The organisation decides the amount due for each product, and depends on the type of product you’re buying. Additional criteria are then used to evaluate the amount of material to be recycled, these can include the weight of the product, the capacity of a fridge or the screen size of a television or monitor. A price breakdown is given for all of the products on our website that are subject to this charge. You’ll see three different prices: the price of the product, the WEEE charge and the total price of the product including all taxes.
All prices listed on Pixmania include the WEEE charge where applicable. Information about WEEE charges is available on the product information sheet for each of the products concerned and can be viewed in your order summary (the final stage before placing your order). On product information sheets, the price breakdown is given as follows: