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Cable recycling program for electrical cables

Contributing towards the reduction of plastic waste and helping to improve cable recycling in the manufacturing industry.

Cables provide the nervous system for machinery for almost every industry sector there is. Manufacturing continues to grow, meaning that cable demand will only increase year on year. So, what does this mean? Cable waste contributes millions of tons of waste to landfill every year instead of being recycled responsibly and as supply and demand increases so does the waste.

At igus® UK, our chainflex® cables are either cut to length and shipped directly to our customers or go through our production line process to produce harnessed solutions. As an iSO 140001:2015 certified organisation, we already have an environmental management process in place to ensure we are responsible in our operations. Ensuring all waste that can be recycled is done so - safely, responsibly, minimising our impact on the planet.

The Cable Recycling Program is now open to you.
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What do I do?

chainflex recycling
  1. Identify cables to be responsibly recycled.
  2. Visit and fill out this form 
  3. Receive delivery information and organise shipping* to igus UK Ltd.
*delivery costs are not covered by igus UK Ltd.

What will igus UK Ltd do?

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  1. Process your return as part of our responsible chainflex recycling process.
  2. Collaborate with our recycling partner to ensure 100% zero-to-landfill recycling of electrical cables.
  3. Calculate total proceeds generated from recycled copper at end of 2022 and donate to tree-planting initiatives across the UK.

What does this achieve?

chainflex recycling
  1. The generation of sustainable and responsibly planted trees as part of our UK Heritage sites.
  2. The continued nurturing of life-providing tree’s for generations that follow us.
  3. A certificate of appreciation as part of a collective group of environmentally aware companies helping to instigate change.

What happens next?

In 2022, igus® UK Ltd will invest the proceeds from our existing Cable Recycling Program by supporting the Woodland Trust, the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. Here we invest in the planting, nurturing and continued care and protection of new tree’s.

Our goal is to plant as many tree’s as we can, whilst ensuring the right species are planted, in the right locations to ensure long-lasting, effective growing of this critical life resource for generations to come.
We hope YOU will play a key role in achieving this goal with us.

Get in touch with us today to learn how we can work together to take your electrical cable waste and turn it into something beneficial for everyone!
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One of our primary goals at igus® is to actively contribute towards the reduction of plastic waste and we hope YOU as a cable user can help make this positive change for the planet.

So, how are we going to achieve this?

igus® has carefully selected a trusted ISO45001 AND ISO14001 certified partner, a re-processor with 37 years of recycling experience. It is their policy to provide a fully auditable and sustainable alternative to landfill or the secure disposal of metals, electrical, electronic and other equipment and materials managed by the company" Together we are dedicated to tackling recycling cables sold in the UK. Our re-processor strives to have as little impact on the world as possible through their recycling processes. They use water separating process to split the materials.

No burning of outer jackets!
No dissolving with chemicals!
Constantly discovering and developing the newest recycling processes

The copper extracted, with your help, will be recycled and the funds raised from this will be donated to the amazing Woodland Trust. Participants in this program will receive a certificate from igus®.

Simply contact igus® to discuss the easiest way to recycle with igus® today.
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Cable Recycling Program Customer Testimonials

This is what fellow eco-superhero's have said about the Cable Recycling Program

Further information

Sustainability Find out more about sustainability at igus®, the ISO standard 14001 and environmental projects that we support.
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Energy chain systems the chainge: We take back old energy chains, irrespective of their manufacturer. The customer that returns will be given an igus® voucer. 
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iso14001 Environmental protection is an important element of our actions. We are certified to ISO standard 14001.
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