On every Waste Transfer Note / Hazardous Waste Consignment Note you need to sign a declaration to confirm you have fulfilled your duty to apply the waste hierarchy.
As an organisation disposing of WEEE, you need to take all such measures as are reasonable in the circumstances to apply the waste hierarchy to prevent waste, and to apply the hierarchy as a priority order when you transfer your waste to another person.
Majority of the time, WEEE disposed of still has much life left in it. It is best practice to get as much use as possible out of equipment before replacing it but sometimes it is more environmentally friendly to replace old equipment with newer energy efficient machinery; old machinery often being extremely non-efficient.
The proper application of the waste hierarchy can have several benefits. It can help prevent emissions of greenhouse gases, reduces pollutants, save energy, conserves resources, create jobs and stimulate the development of green technologies.
How Revive IT fulfils its duty:
Revive IT operate half way through the product life cycle process where equipment has completed its first stage of use and our aim is to make as much positive impact as possible for the remainder of the life cycle by applying the waste hierarchy.
Everything that we collect is considered for re-use through our IT remarketing scheme. We are confident to say that approximately 60% of everything we take in gets refurbished by ourselves for reuse. E.G. Computer bases, Monitors etc. This allows us to generate revenue from residual value to return back to our customers or give to charity.
Anything that is deemed un-useable or beyond economical repair gets forwarded to Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) where it is broken down to the main components for materials recycling. E.G. printers are broken down to metal / plastic / cable / PCB etc.