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nine reasons to say no to landfill


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Dangerous gases Landfill increases the amount of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more dangerous than carbon dioxide.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Pollution doesn’t go away Metals from electronic components accumulate, creating dangerous levels of pollution and taking hundreds of years to degrade.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Toxic shocker Incinerating waste can produce toxic substances such as dioxins and contribute towards acid rain.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Not a cheap option In April 2012 landfill tax rose to ÂŁ64 per tonne - an ÂŁ8 increase over previous rates and the fifth consecutive year-on-year increase.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Does not comply Environmentally-responsible businesses must comply with the Waste Hierarchy, which does not include landfill as a disposal option.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Data lives on Discarded computer systems can still have their data accessed even if they have been formatted, which has led to instances of identity theft.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Computer overload Electronic waste is clogging up landfill - 12.5m used computers went to landfill in the last five years, generating 1.8m tonnes of waste.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Metals detected Dangerous heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead are sometimes released through the use of acid baths.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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Legal requirements The 1998 Data Protection Act requires businesses to take measures to protect personal data being compromised.

Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com


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The solution Pickfords Business Solutions offers an extensive portfolio of services which enable your company to meet its environmental obligations.

recycling and reuse services Pickfords Business Solutions can offer a solution to dispose of unwanted assets in an environmentally friendly manner, ensuring your company is compliant with waste management regulations. We will catalogue your assets prior to collection and deliver them to a local Pickfords branch or to one of five environmental hubs.Our recycling and reuse specialists will dismantle those assets not fit for reuse and strip them into their component parts prior to recycling. Those assets that have not reached their end of life will be resold locally or reused by placing them locally with small businesses, community groups and charities. Pickfords Business Solutions is ISO 14001:2004 and IS0 9001:2008 accredited and fully compliant with EU waste directives. The whole process is certificated, to give you the evidence to show that you have followed the waste hierarchy.

environmental waste management Nicki Brotherston Head of Environmental Reuse Pickfords T: 07771 532190 E: nicki.brotherston@pickfords.com

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asset tracking reuse, recycling and reselling placement with local charities and community groups certificated service gain value from your unwanted assets


Nine reasons to say no to landfill