Updated: Aug 8
Why don't recycling companies accept smartboards as part of Wee Waste collection?
The unfortunate reality of whiteboard or smartboard recycling is that they have very little to almost no scrap metal material as the boards are made of 90% plastic, which means it will not be practical for a recycling company to pick them up as part of their collection. Click Here for more information about the material specifications of the Smartboards.
Smart has created their own smartboard recycle program which will act as a reverse logistics solution, although this sounds like a great solution, this is only available in specific countries and the UK is not one of them. SmartTech will only pick up the goods provided you are a user & or a criterion meeting previous purchaser and will most likely require proof usually as these smart boards were used years ago, as long as you meet the requirements you may be able to drop the goods off at one of their processing locations. Currently, we can only look to WEEE recycling companies to take on the role of recycling.
Promethean Whiteboard Recycling and Repurposing: A Sustainable Approach
Promethean whiteboards have revolutionised modern classrooms, enhancing interactive learning experiences. However, with technology evolving at a rapid pace, the need for recycling and repurposing these devices has become crucial for a sustainable future. The metal components of Promethean whiteboards can be efficiently recycled to recover valuable raw materials. By partnering with specialised recycling facilities, these boards can undergo a streamlined process that extracts metals like aluminium and steel. To address hazardous waste concerns, eco-conscious methods are employed. Harmful components such as batteries and electronic components are carefully removed and recycled through proper channels, minimising environmental impact.
Promethean boards can find new life through repurposing initiatives. Damaged or outdated boards can be repaired by skilled technicians, ensuring their functionality is restored. Once refurbished, these whiteboards can be remarketed to schools, businesses, or community centres that may not have the budget for new equipment. This circular approach not only extends the lifespan of these devices but also reduces electronic waste. As we move towards a more sustainable future, embracing these practices not only aligns with environmental goals but also contributes to a greener, tech-savvy world.
So what do we do with InteraCTIVE Boards?
Currently, there is no stable recycling solution that will be profitable or beneficial for the recycling company to offer for free as part of the collection service, so the only solution is to make this service a payable fixed fee offer or many times on these collections at a premise already have an accumulation of IT Devices and electronic items that need going due to age or cluttering space that can be used to offset the cost and make an available Free Collection, if that's not the case then we have to keep in mind a fixed fee would always be a better solution for the environment, by having the plastic fully securely recycled making certain nothing is taken overseas to a landfill.
What can we do for you?
SMS Recycling is equipped and focused on providing a recycling solution for Electronic White Boards from Schools, universities, and colleges (not limited to) - get in touch with one of our team members for an instant no-obligation quote and let us help free some space at your workplace. Email - Info@smsrecycling.co.uk OR Tel- 01276 20916
Depending on the value of the collection SMARTBOARDS might be free and inclusive to the pickup. Simply Contact us to find out if you are eligible for Our Free Collection