WEEE Take Washing Machine on Final Spin!

July 26, 2017

WEEE Ireland and KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. Take Washing Machine on its ’Final Spin’ to be Recycled


WEEE Ireland and KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. have welcomed home Enda O’Doherty and The Pieta Challenge team following their successful climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in aid of Pieta House. The group not only scaled the 5896-metre summit of Africa’s highest peak, but did so carrying a washing machine on their back to stress the important message of sharing the load.

Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme along with close partner KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. supported Enda and the team in their challenge donating €2,000 in sponsorship, and will today take the well-travelled washing machine on its ‘final spin’ to be recycled responsibly.

“WEEE Ireland and our partners KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. are proud to join forces again and support Enda and the team raise much needed funds and awareness for Pieta House and the vital work they do,” said Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland. “And while we can’t be certain, we are quietly confident this is the first washing machine we will have recycled that’s successfully scaled one of the world’s most famous peaks!”

2016 saw the highest volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in Ireland to date, representing an increase of 12% from 2015. This includes 16,843 tonnes of large household appliances such as washing machines.  Members of the public can recycle their household electrical waste at their local Civic Amenity Sites or by leaving them with one of their local electrical retailers.

For anyone looking to take a weight off their mind and share the load, Pieta House operate a free 24-hour suicide helpline at 1800 247 247.



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