At PinkWebShop we are committed to a greener and environmentally friendly way to trade with our customers.
This includes a range of commitments throughout our business processes.
- Minimising the use of packing materials for orders dispatched.
- Recycling and reusing packing materials, including boxes, bags, bubble wrap sheets.
- Energy efficient warehouse heating.
- Energy efficient lighting.
- Energy efficient screens on all work stations.
- Sorting of waste materials and recycling as much as possible.
- Accepting used portable batteries for recycling.
- Accepting on a like for like replacement basis electrical items with the crossed bin recycling symbol.
In 2009, new regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were introduced. The Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from the current rate of about 3% to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.
Portable batteries include AA/AAA cells, button cells, mobile phone batteries and laptop batteries.
Products that use portable batteries include:
- Hearing aids
- Portable cameras
- Cordless power tools
- Electric tooth brushes
- Electric razors
- Hand-held vacuum cleaners
If a battery is available for purchase by the general public or businesses, then it is likely to be a portable battery unless it is too big to be hand-carried or is clearly an automotive or industrial battery. For more information on the difference between portable, industrial and automotive batteries go to the VCA website – www.vca.gov.uk
Used batteries can be returned to our distribution warehouse, during our normal opening hours. You do not need to purchase replacement batteries from us for us to accept your used batteries for recycling. It is possible to return used batteries to most electrical retailers, larger supermarkets, council recycling sites and retailers participating in the used battery recycling scheme.
We will be pleased to recycle your used portable batteries, when return the batteries to our distribution warehouse, unfortunately we are not able to recycle the electrical product they are in unless you are purchasing a like for like replacement electrical product from us. Please remove the battery from the electrical product before returning them to us.
Please follow this link, www.recyclenow.com, to find where you can locally recycle the electrical product. For example, local authority waste recycling centres.
Please be aware that we cannot accept waste batteries sent back via an unregistered waste carrier. If waste batteries are received back via an unregistered waste carrier, our warehouse will be instructed to reject them.
As a supplier of EEE products, we will be pleased to recycle your old electrical product, if you purchase a like for like replacement for us. The product must be returned to our distribution warehouse for recycling. Customers wishing to return a WEEE item must pay for any transport costs incurred in returning the WEEE item to us. The item to be returned for recycling must have the crossed bin symbol on it.
What is WEEE?
- The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE) is a new UK legislation designed to address the environmental impact of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
- The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
- PinkWebShop and PinkWebShop customers can assist in recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment. By recycling relevant items with us or at any other recycling center you can play an important part in conserving our environment.
How do I know if my product is covered?
Look out for this symbol:
- If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the WEEE Regulations
- Please click here (PDF 68kb) for more details of products that are included in the WEEE Directive