What will your TV do after the digital switchover?
West London Waste Authority and DHL Envirosolutions are encouraging everyone to recycle or send their unwanted TV sets for reuse during the digital switchover in the London TV region from April 4th 2012. The existing analogue TV signal will be switched off and replaced with a new, stronger digital TV signal. The switchover is happening so that Freeview services can be extended to people who can’t currently get them.
Although TV’s can be upgraded with a digital box, we are expecting that residents will use this time as an opportunity to upgrade their existing television sets in preparation for the Olympics, Queen’s Jubilee and Euro 2012
Two million TV sets are discarded every year – most end up in landfill sites. Lead and toxins contained in these items can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitats, wildlife and human health.
DHL’s environmental service-offering, Envirosolutions, is working together with West London Waste to encourage everyone to recycle their unwanted TV’s responsibly and make sure that you know where you can take your WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
In the UK, the amount of electrical waste we create in one year would fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times!
If you would like further information about where you can recycle your unwanted TV’s and further electrical items, please visit your local authority website or access the recycling bank locator on Recyclenow
A useful website for more information on the digital switchover, visit digitaluk.