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(WEEE) In-store Take Back
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by at least 5% each year. The public incorrectly disposes of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste (equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses) in the UK each year in landfill sites. Depositing WEEE in landfill sites can have negative impacts on the environment, polluting soil, air and water quality which in turn can have negative impacts on human and animal health. Alarmingly, much of the WEEE that ends up in landfill sites could have been recycled.
We can help… Richer Sounds welcomes the opportunity of recycling your old household electrical item free of charge when returned to any of our 51 stores on the purchase of any like-for like product. This offer is valid for 28 days from purchase, on production of a valid receipt. Please contact your local store or a member of our customer services team for more details 0333 900 0094.
Our on-line customers are also given the option to arrange a WEEE collection at the time of purchase transaction on the majority of our TV products. A small fee applies to cover transport costs.
Alternatively, please contact your Local Authority who will be able to provide details of other recycling options available in your area.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
Richer Sounds WEEE producer registration number: WEE/HG0043SY
Richer Sounds recognises that the provision of all services and products generates an impact on the environment and we are fully committed to minimising any potential negative impact by continually striving to improve our environmental performance. Click here to download our environmental policy.
When we use this logo on a TV it means that it has been certified by either ecolabel.eu or has an Energy Saving Recommended certification mark.
The Eco-label on televisions tells you:
• The product consumes less energy during use and standby
• It contains fewer substances that are dangerous for health and the environment
• The products can be taken back free of charge by the manufacturer after use
• It contains instructions for correct environmental use
• It is designed for greater durability and recyclability
In order for a product to qualify for an Energy Saving Recommended certification, it must use less energy than standard models, therefore lowering energy bills and helping the environment.
Richer Sounds recognises that slavery and human trafficking are crimes and violations of fundamental human rights and remain a hidden blight on our global society. We hold a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings. We expect our colleagues, suppliers, contractors and all other stakeholders to commit to the same, including implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to prevent and detect modern slavery. We would never knowingly conduct business with suppliers or employees engaged in such practices. Our colleagues are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them. Our supply chain policies and procedures are reviewed and accredited by the Slave Free Alliance to prevent modern day slavery within our supply chain.
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Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, and which are sold or traded by armed groups. This problem has led to the creation of a number of international initiatives (including those from the OECD and the UK government) calling on companies in electronics industries to play a part in addressing it.
Richer Sounds is committed to conflict-free sourcing and ongoing due-diligence. Although we are a long way from the end of this supply chain, we want to work with our suppliers to make sure that they have robust policies in place addressing conflict minerals further down the chain. We are working with Ethical Consumer (Research Association) to ensure that we are demonstrating best practice for consumer electronics retailers in this area.
Policy Date: 11 July 2019