The Pledge:

Have you ever purchased a large or small appliance, or even a smart phone, had it for years and then when it decided to give up on you, you were left questioning how best to get rid of it?

First things first, don’t just chuck it, recycle it!

 Electronic waste is a huge problem.Every year, more than 20 million tons of e-waste ends up in landfill.Disposing of electronics incorrectly increases the chance of dangerous chemicals polluting the air and contaminating the soil.The issues caused by e-waste stem from the increased number of products and developments in technology


We can all make a big impact with small easy actions

DID YOU KNOW? In the UK, roughly 1 million tonnes of electrical waste is disposed of each year!

Let’s get started

  1. Make your pledge to recycle your electrical waste.

  2. Spread the word on social media.

  3. Download the resource pack to make a big impact in your organisation.

By signing up this month to pledge TO recycle your electrical waste, you can lead the charge in making a difference.



The answer is – yes, you can! Your input has never been more fundamental for making the next move in e-waste recycling.  We know these changes won’t be colossal now, but they will be years down the line.  Changing how we manage our recycling and working together now can help to prevent the domino effect of damaging our planet in the future.


  • A shocking 85% of e-waste is sent to landfills.  When deposited in landfills, e-waste passes through water which reaches natural groundwater with increased toxic levels.  This can be extremely detrimental if given the opportunity to enter any drinking water facilities. 

  • Countries that are used to dump e-waste tend to have quite high rates of cybercrime as criminals can salvage hard drives and gain access to your personal files and information.

  • E-waste contributes 70% of overall toxic waste and only 12.5% of e-waste is actually recycled.

  • Roughly around 350,000 mobile devices are disposed of daily which calculates to more than 152 million mobiles thrown away per year!


Let’s be a part of the solution to help reduce our electronic waste

  • Make your pledge to recycle

  • Spread the word on social media

  • Download the resource pack to make a big impact in your organisation

  • Take your electronics to a Certified e-waste recycler

  • Give your electronics back to your electronic companies and/or drop off points

  • Donate it – if it still works it can be donated to charity or non-profit companies

  • Trade it back in – this is a great way to make a bit of money back from your mobile phones!

  • Get your work place to talk to Cawleys to find out about how you organise regular WEEE collections

  • Encourage friends, family and colleagues to sign up to #SmallActionBigImpact




Whether your business is national, local, multi-site or a single unit, it will produce waste.

From food and paper, to metal, plastics and even hazardous waste, your business will need to dispose of these items in a timely, cost efficient and compliant manner.

At Cawleys we have the expertise to handle all your collection, disposal and recycling requirements, whatever type or quantity of waste it may involve.

Our clients include an array of industries including retail, engineering, construction, education, pharmaceutical and many more. With staff satisfaction as our priority, the services we offer not only help our clients save money, they also ensure each waste stream is treated as a resource, delivering sustainable solutions using innovative waste recovery and reprocessing technology.

Request a quote.

Share your progress using #smallactionbigimpact to let us know how you get on!


You’ll hit Global Goals too

In 2015, world leaders made a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a better world by 2030. By joining #SmallActionBigImpact you’re contributing towards making these goals a reality. 

When you pledge to recycle it all, you’re contributing to these goals:

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12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

12.8: By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning