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South London Waste Partnership responds

The South London Waste Partnership, which is responsible for the two council facilities where Panorama dropped off broken televisions as part of its investigation tracking Britain's electronic waste, issued the following response to the programme's findings:

The South London Waste Partnership takes its responsibilities of reusing, recycling and disposing of waste in a responsible and sustainable manner extremely seriously.

The seven Reuse and Recycling Centres managed by the Partnership are amongst the highest performing in the country - fully audited figures show that 75% of the waste brought to these sites is re-used or recycled.

We are concerned about the findings of this investigation and thank the BBC for bringing them to our attention.

"The Partnership has acted quickly and decisively in responding to these allegations: We have instructed Environmental Waste Controls (EWC) (who manage the sites on our behalf) and all its relevant sub-contractors to conduct a full and thorough investigation. While this investigation is ongoing, all activities relating to the transportation and reprocessing of television sets from the Partnership's Reuse and Recycling Centres have been suspended.

Similarly decisive action will be taken against any companies that are found to have acted in contravention of regulations.



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