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Zero Waste Scotland | One third of Scots have unused smartphones going to waste

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ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland is organising an initiative called 'Big Electric Amnesty', as part of this year's Pass it on Week (11-19 March 2017). It aims to declutter and help the environment by putting unwanted tech to good use by donating unwanted electricals to others.

By organising the 'Big Electric Amnesty', Zero Waste Scotland is calling on schools, universities, businesses, councils and partner organisations to help raise awareness of one of the least 'passed-on' types of item - small electricals. They are invited to sign up as an amnesty station to receive a free pack - including an amnesty box in which to collect unwanted electrical and electronic items in working condition. After the week Zero Waste Scotland partners will collect the items from your location for free and will professionally delete any data left on devices.

Andrew Pankhurst, Zero Waste Scotland's Re-use Campaigns Manager, said: "This Pass It On Week we really want Scots to think about the value in their unwanted tech. Not only could it mean a lot to someone else but everyone also has a part to play in helping Scotland achieve its zero waste ambitions. Re-use is a key factor in that."

Source: www.zerowastescotland.org.uk