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Our Environmental Commitments

Here at Wex Photo Video, we’re passionate about the world we capture. We recognise that there is always more we can do regarding going green. Whilst the technology industry has been synonymous with electronic waste, we think it’s crucial to make changes where we can. As such, we’re taking steps to be better each and every day. Find out more about our green initiatives below. 

Our use of packing when shipping orders

  • We use fully recyclable and biodegradable single wall cardboard boxes made from 100% recycled material. As strong as standard double wall boxes, thanks to reinforced corrugated fluting, but uses less material. Fewer CO2 emissions in manufacturing and distribution as they take up less space than double wall boxes. Reduces the amount of material being recycled.
  • We will endeavor to use the best fit cardboard box rather than one size fits all.
  • Parcels are secured with Gummed paper Tape, which is made from renewable natural resources which makes recycling easier. Packaging research associations have all accredited Gummed Paper Tape recyclable, making it environmentally friendly choice for the packaging. The paper tape is fully recyclable kerbside as made from paper, the adhesive is made from starch.
  • We protect the contents of our parcels with recyclable air pockets. These are made from a minimum of 30% recycled content. They are printed with the LDPE#4 waste recycling stream code and labelled as recyclable in many locations. Can also be returned to many shops/supermarkets as carrier bag recycling. Please check for recycling locations near you to dispose of accordingly. https://www.recyclenow.com/
  • We are working hard to reduce the amount of waste we generate. This is why we avoid using excess packaging when sending larger items. Larger items, including printers, monitors, telescopes & paper-rolls are usually sent in the manufacturer's original packaging (which is already designed to protect the contents in transit). Please bear this in mind if you are ordering as a gift.

 

Our second-hand reboxed items

  • Any used items without the original manufactures packaging are reboxed by us in plain white cardboard boxes. The boxes are made from 100% recycled materials, 100% recyclable & all biodegradable.
  • We use Geami Brown Roll to void fill our white boxes. It is made from 100% recycled paper delivering a sustainable way of protecting our used products for transit. It is also kerbside recyclable.
  • Our boxes are sealed with Gummed paper tape which is 100% recyclable & biodegradable
  • We will endeavor to use the best fit cardboard box for the product rather than one size fits all.
  • View our unboxed and pre-loved items »
 

Repurposing older unwanted equipment

  • We are often asked to facilitate sharing old unwanted equipment around to our education customers. Some of our larger Corporate customers replace their equipment and would prefer their old kit to be given to our education customers. We help facilitate this by getting the old equipment serviced and tested through Fixation and then pass it on to our schools and colleges that cannot afford new equipment.

 

Recycling

  • Wex Photo Video is able to offer convenient in-store service for customers to return their old electrical or electronic items for further disposal by a professional organisation.
  • Anything with a plug, battery, or cable can be recycled or reused!
  • Learn more »

 

Other initiatives

  • We have moved to LED lighting in all our main offices. 
  • Cycle to work scheme for staff, and purpose built bike shelters at our main office to encourage staff to cycle in.