According to the European Community’s environmental policy, producers of electrical and electronic equipment EEE have an obligation to manage the waste produced by their end-users.
Where can we recycle
At the municipal collection centres in the locality, the citizens and the distributors can hand over the waste free of charge, since the financing of the subsequent recycling processes is ensured by the producers.
At the same time, when supplying a new product, distributors are required to take over the old equipment, if the equipment is of the same type and has the same functions.
Why should we recycle?
The presence of hazardous chemicals in old electrical equipment can have negative effects on the environment and human health. For example, cooling mediums in used refrigerators affect the ozone layer, and cathode-ray tube TVs or monitors contain a fine powder of toxic elements.
The substances, metals and hazardous components of WEEE include batteries, toners, cathode-ray tubes, external electrical cables or liquid crystal displays containing harmful substances, light metals and explosive compounds.
How do I recycle?
If you represent a company, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the telephone no.: 0217969272. One of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible for the free take-over of WEEE and preparation of the necessary documentation. If you are an individual, look for the nearest collection location using the collection points map.
Respo WEEE makes available to those interested, large WEEE collection containers, free of charge, rigorously ensuring all operational services and the traceable documentation related to the transport and recycling, as per the legal requirements.
The “Global Monitor of Electrical and Electronic Waste 2017” report shows an alarming situation in respect of the global generation of electronic waste, that describes the excessive consumption pattern – especially in the developed countries – and the short life span of these products. Thus, in 2016 there was an increase of 8% compared to the previous year and unfortunately the report predicts a further increase of 17%, i.e., 52.2 million tons by 2021, and this forecast shows the fastest growth in the world’s flow of household waste.
With Respo WEEE you have the opportunity to make a difference! Recycle WEEE!