We do our best to consider the impact we have on the environment here at SpyCameraCCTV. Here are some of the steps we have taken and initiatives we have implemented to play our part.
Many of our products arrive at our warehouses from our suppliers and manufacturers in cardboard boxes. These boxes used to get thrown away, as our products are often re-boxed when sent to you. Considering this wasteful, we are experimenting with recycling these ‘old’ boxes. If you receive your order in one of these boxes, then you can be safe in the knowledge that you're helping to reduce landfill!
Carbon Neutral Delivery
We are in partnership with DPD for our deliveries, and as well as being rather fantastic at delivering parcels, they have a ‘Total Zero’ emissions program designed to offset the emissions generated whilst delivering your parcel. Their vans don’t run on chip fat, but they do plant trees and work with partners to offset their emissions. Their email and text services also keep you informed about when they are going to deliver so, hopefully, they will not have to attempt a redelivery.
Anything that can’t be reused is recycled, and confidential paperwork is destroyed by our recycling partner. We also have separate waste and recycling bins for staff use so we can responsibly dispose of glass, plastics and tin from food and general consumables.
Transport & Bike To Work
Where possible, we encourage our staff use their feet and pedal-power rather than their car. The option for staff to purchase a bicycle through the ‘Bike to Work’ scheme is always available, and we provide showers and changing facilities at our offices. In Bristol this saves hours and hours of queuing since Bristol officially* has the slowest moving traffic in the world! We also encourage staff who aren't keen on travelling to work on two wheels to car share to reduce their carbon footprint.
*In our official opinion
WEEE (Recycling Electrical Goods)
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of unwanted electrical items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must, as a minimum, offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination, harming wildlife and also human health.
Our Take-back scheme
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items and are happy to take back items on a like-for-like basis. So, if you buy a camera from us, you can return a camera (marked with the WEEE symbol), a DVR for a DVR etc. within 28 days of your purchase from us.
How to return your items to us
You can post the item back to us at the following address:
Open 24 Seven Ltd.
Unit 7 Netham View Industrial Park
Alternatively, you can take the appliance to your local civic amenity site or arrange with the local authority to collect the equipment. Some local authorities provide a free collection service.
Old electrical equipment that can be recycled is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment in your general waste bin.