CAT is committed to both an ethical and environmental policy with regards to the disposal of consumer electronic equipment as defined by the WEEE Directive and by the high standards set by the company as a whole.
The directive, governing electrical and electronic equipment, aims to promote the prevention of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Homeowners and UK businesses throw at least a million tons of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) away annually. The vast majority of this equipment has no fault with it at all. Many electronic consumer products for example, are ‘en masse’ replaced by virtue of a system upgrade. This is a direct result of the rapidly falling cost of such equipment as a whole. These electrical products have traditionally added to the bulk of landfills nationwide.
WEEE encourages and sets criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of electrical and electronic waste – it affects any business that manufactures, brands, imports, sells, stores, treats or dismantles electrical or electronic products within the European Union (EU).
Wholesale consumer electronics is estimated to account for up to 35% of these waste products which may contain large amounts of non-biodegradable plastics and components. Our aim, and that of the WEEE Directive is to minimise the detrimental effect that this shall have on the environment.
Hence, rather than disposing of this bulk communications equipment by the undesirable alternatives provided by either landfill or combustion we seek to source alternative uses or markets for the products.
If you are a company who wishes to dispose of unnecessary / obsolete communications equipment we can offer a one stop solution for the ethical and efficient dispensation of the equipment. Contact us and we will be happy to provide further information on the services we provide.