At Electric Radiators Direct, environmental responsibility is a top priority. With home heating being a major contributor to pollution in the UK, our electric heating products are paving the way to a greener future.
However, our awareness goes beyond the items we sell. Here’s what we’re doing as a company to minimise our environmental impact and work towards our long-term sustainable goals:
What are we already doing to reduce waste?
We recycle all cardboard, plastic, paper, wood and EPS (polystyrene) across the company. We also invest in the machinery that makes recycling possible - like the balers used to compact waste and store it for transport.
The card we recycle is turned into packaging, whilst the EPS is used to make housing insulation and packing boxes for fresh food.
Due to our comprehensive recycling scheme,
we have reduced our landfill waste by 75% in two years - from 312㎥ in 2020 to 57㎥ in 2021.
We are continuously monitoring and reviewing our landfill waste, and expect to see another decrease in 2023.
We’re partnered with Ecologi - an organisation which implements effective climate solutions, such as tree planting. Thanks to them, our carbon footprint as a company is offset entirely. We are carbon neutral.
We continue to align with the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, disposing of all end-of-life electrical products safely with trusted service providers.
Being a member of the WEEE also means our customers can dispose of their waste electrical products free of charge at any council-run refuse site.
Powering towards a greener future
Electric Radiators Direct is committed to making our planet greener and more sustainable. Whether it’s from our pioneering products, designed firmly with energy-efficiency in mind, or through our actions as a company - we know that change is made from small but consistent steps in the right direction.
The Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive became law in 2014, in an aim to reduce the amount of electronic waste sent to landfills. The directive places a greater responsibility on the producers and distributors of electronic items by obliging them to finance the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electronic goods.
Customers must have an option to recycle their old electronics when purchasing a new item - this may either be through a collection service, or a drop-off point and must always be free of charge.
Electronic waste can be extremely harmful to our planet, as it can contain various toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and cadmium. When sent to a landfill, these chemicals can be released into groundwater, poisoning surrounding soil and damaging our ecosystem.
As a result, it’s very important that electronic waste is disposed of correctly and responsibly. Everything with a plug, battery or cable must be discarded separately to any general household recycling.
What does the future hold?
Our brand-new 31,000ft² distribution centre will be powered by solar panels, with any excess energy generated put back into the national grid. The car park will also offer electric vehicle charging (EVC) points, available for staff and visitors who drive an electric vehicle.