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New Lease of Life for Unwanted Electrical Gadgets

Posted on Tuesday 16th November 2021
Laurence Scott nr

Residents in Staffordshire are being urged to give their unwanted broken electronic devices a new lease of life.

Staffordshire County Council have launched their latest recycling campaign to help keep electronic and electrical items in use for longer.

The council has teamed up with prisons HMP Featherstone and HMP Brinsford who will be repairing and PAT testing any small broken electronic waste, to sell on to raise money for charities and other great causes.

People can drop off their items at any of the county’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change at Staffordshire County Council said:

“We can all do our bit to make Staffordshire greener and reduce our impact on the environment.

“This is a really simple project that we hope will make a difference.

"Taking your broken items to one of the drop off points at our recycling centres rather than recycling, will give it a new lease of life and keep it in use for longer.

"This is great for the environment as it reduces the amount of new resources needed for making new products.”

Laurence Scott, Regional Employment Broker for the New Futures Network in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) said:

“We are delighted to work with Staffordshire County Council on this exciting project.

“This is a great opportunity to reduce electronic waste, whilst also training prisoners in skills that will help them gain employment on release.

"This is crucial as employment is proven to reduce reoffending and we’re seeing unprecedented levels of interest from employers in recruiting prison leavers, as an effective way of addressing labour shortages.

"Giving the men these additional skills is great news, both for them and their prospective employers.”

Further details on the project and what items can be accepted are available here.

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