Study: Electrical waste costing UK £370m in lost valuable raw materials each year

Michael Holder
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Around 500,000 tonnes of valuable electricals lost, binned, hoarded or stolen in the UK last year, research suggests

Roughly a third of the 1.45 million tonnes of electrical waste produced by UK households and businesses was either lost, thrown away, hoarded or stolen last year, costing the economy more than £370m of...

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