ElectroCity is committed to sustainability and we’re always working on new ways to reduce our environmental footprint. By prioritizing sustainability we hope we’re setting an example for other small businesses to follow.
Electrical items are tricky to recycle, we’re trying to make this easier for everyone
Over 18 million appliances were collected by WEEE Ireland in 2021 alone1. This includes everything from washing machines and fridge-freezers to hair dryers and radios.
We’re proud to be a part of the effort, with WEEE drop-off points for appliances and batteries in every store. We’ll also collect your old appliance, free of charge, when we deliver your new one nationwide.
With online sales becoming more and more popular we examined every part of the process to make it as sustainable as possible
We started in our warehouses where plastic mailing bags for small items were replaced with recyclable boxes, paper infill and paper tape.
For larger appliances like fridges and ovens, we have moved away from single use plastics and use the original manufacturers packaging to avoid additional waste.
We’re investigating a replacement for plastic wrap which we use for products that are a little too big for our mailing boxes.
As our website grows and adds more features, we recognised that keeping our website fast and reliable while also minimising our energy impact was vital
Our website runs in datacentres that are powered by 100% renewable energy.
The equipment in these datacentres is chosen for the best balance between performance and energy usage, meaning you get the best experience when browsing while our energy usage is as low as possible.
Where there are carbon emissions, like backup power solutions, our hosting provider offset these by planting trees.