This Recycling policy outlines how Gema Records Ltd ensures the safe disposal of electrical/electronic equipment and recyclable material. We are committed to ensuring that anything and everything is recycled where possible. Gema Records Ltd reserves the right to amend this policy. We recommend you check this page occasionally to ensure that you are comfortable with any changes.
Recycle Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
How to dispose of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
As a rule, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) marked with this icon should not be disposed of along with household waste. EEE may contain hazardous substances which, if exposed, could cause a serious detrimental effect on the environment, wildlife, and human health. Gema Records joined the Valpak Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS) which contributes to the establishment of a network of Designated Collection Facilities (DCF) where consumers may dispose of their WEEE free of charge for recycling and treatment in an ecologically sound manner.
If you have no use for your old electrical product and it is still functional and/or could be repaired, you may want to consider either donating it to a charitable organisation, or giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment, you are contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste. Take it to a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) run by your local authority (you can find your nearest DCF by visiting www.recycle-more.co.uk
Are there any other ways of disposing of my old electronic equipment?
If your old electrical equipment is still functional and/or could be repaired, you may want to consider either donating it to a charitable organization, or giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment, you are contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste.
Tips for removing personal data from electrical and electronic devices
If you are an owner of a personal electronic device that is covered by the WEEE Directive such as a games console or hard drive, you should erase all personal or confidential data before recycling it. You can do this by restoring the device to its factory settings, which is normally done in your device’s settings menu.
Gema Records Ltd is not liable for any data on your device. Before resetting your device, you should always:
Recycling batteries is not on only good for the environment, it's also now the law. As a retailer of batteries in the UK, we're committed to doing what we can to ensure batteries are disposed of safely and with the least harm to the environment. As we're a mail order company, we do not actually have a customer facing storefront in which to return batteries to us and it is illegal to send any sort of expired battery in the mail or by courier. Therefore, in order to uphold our responsibilities to the regulations, and to allow us to accept returns, we have partnered with nationwide battery recycling network ‘BatteryBack’.
Drop at a ‘BatteryBack’ or any other Battery Recycling Bin/Point free of charge
BatteryBack operate a network of used battery bins/points around the UK. There are over 30,000 battery recycling points in the UK. To find a recycling point, please visit the following link online and enter your postcode: http://www.batteryback.org/battery-collection.html. You can recycle your used batteries anywhere that sells batteries. In using these Battery Recycling Bin/Points you can be assured that your used batteries will go to high tech recycling plants which sort, break down and recycle the various materials used during manufacturing.