Dixons Carphone announces scheme for customers to recycle TV packaging

Dixons Carphone has stated the move will cut down its carbon footprint, as it will extend the material’s lifecycle and have a wider environmental impact

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Dixons Carphone has launched an initiative for customers to return polystyrene (EPS) packaging to stores to be recycled free-of-charge.

It is set to implement the scheme in all its Currys PC World UK stores, starting with EPS packaging for TVs and looking to expand this if demand is high.

Dixons Carphone has stated the move will cut down its carbon footprint, as it will extend the material’s lifecycle and have a wider beneficial impact; most EPS packaging is rarely recycled by local authorities, normally ending up in landfill.

Chris Brown, Senior Sustainability Operations and Compliance Manager, said: “We’re proud to be the first retailer to enable customers to drop off their TV packaging in stores for recycling. Now customers can have their polystyrene taken away at delivery or drop it off at one of our stores.

“Whatever they choose we’ll take it off their hands and ensure we reuse or recycle it in a responsible way – helping customers do their bit for the planet.”