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15,000 children restart the e-waste collection race for the new school year

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

More than 15,000 students and 700 teachers make up the national team that continues the WEEE separate collection campaign in Romania, during 2014-2015 school years. Hundreds of teachers in Bucharest and all over the counties registered their schools and students for the fourth edition of the national program for environment education Recycling Patrol.

Alongside their coordinating teachers, the Patrols’ agents throughout the country are preparing their information and awareness raising strategy to help people understand how they can reduce pollution and protect the environment by responsibly discarding e-waste.

This year the Local Patrols aspire to fulfill again their objective to become national winners: to convince people to collect and send to recycling at least 50 grams of WEEE/ inhabitant of the county (or Bucharest), by 30 August 2015. The children can reach this target only with the help of the Supporters – companies, organizations and consumers who responsibly disposed of e-waste on the account of the Patrols.

By 30 august 2015, each of us has the opportunity to support the teachers and children of the Local Recycling Patrol to become national winners. We can show them that we respect their values and that we can follow their example by disposing of e-waste from storages, offices, homes with one phone call at the Green Line (Telverde) 0800 444 800 (free call from any network) or by bringing it to WEEE drop-off points set up by RoRec Association all over the country.

The Recycling Patrol Day in Bihor – 600 children celebrated national prize win

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Bihor’s Recycling Patrol celebrated its performance at Oradea Shopping City, on Friday, October 10th. More than 600 children, parents and teachers – national winners of 2013-2014 edition of the environmental education program Recycling Patrol got together for the first time at the Recycling Patrol Day to share the joy of their success with an “explosive” party, animated by Los Hermanos Dinamita.

The students and teachers in Bihor have brought the national prize in their county ever since their first participation in the program! During the 2013-2014 school year the 33 teacher representing as many school units and more than 600 children organized tens of actions to inform their communities how important is to separately collect WEEE. Bihor’s Recycling Patrol convinced the consumers to send to recycling more than 50 g of WEEE/inhabitant of the county during November 2013 – August 2014.

The Recycling Patrol is back with a new edition and we are looking forward to see their results!

RoRec Association and Carrefour invite you to separately collect WEEE!

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Between 9 October-31 December 2014, the consumers in Bucureşti, Braşov, Buzău, Brăila, Botoşani, Constanţa, Cluj-Napoca, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Focşani, Galaţi, Iaşi, Oradea, Ploieşti, Piteşti, Suceava, Sibiu and Târgu Jiu, who will request a free pick-up from home of large and heavy appliances by calling up the Green Line (TelVerde) 0800 444 800, will receive Carrefour  shopping vouchers in exchange for large cooling appliances, washing machines or dish washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioner appliances, according to the campaign regulation.

The Carrefour vouchers can be used for shopping in Carrefour hypermarkets in Romania for any type of products by 31 March 2015.

Green Line (TelVerde) 0800 444 800 is a national free service, daily available between 09.00-17.00 hours, for orders of free pick-up of large or heavy WEEE from home or headquarters. The number is accessible from any phone network.

For more information you can read the campaign regulation - Regulament TelVerde-Carrefour 6.10 – 31.12.2014

The Green Line 0800 444 800 sends you to Cargo’s concert!

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Bucharest, October 8th, 2014 – The Romanian Recycling Association – RoRec alongside the members of Cargo band, its recycling ambassadors, invite you to use the WEEE collection service by calling up the Green Line (TelVerde) 0800 444 800 and enter the campaign that brings you a double invitation to Cargo’s concert WITCHES NIGHT, on October 30, at Arenele Romane in Bucharest!

Between 10-25 October 2014, the first 50 consumers in Bucuresti and Ilfov who call up the Green Line (TelVerde) 0800 444 800 and request a pick-up of at least 50 kg of WEEE will receive a double invitation la Cargo’s concert, on October 30th, at Arenele Romane. The campaign is addressed to Bucharest and Ilfov consumers interested in separately collecting WEEE and celebrating Halloween together with Cargo.

For more information, read the campaign regulation Regulament _Recycling Rocks-Cargo_7

Valcea’s Recycling Patrol celebrated its victory on Vlădești Oak Arena

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Râmnicu Vâlcea, October 6th. The children and teachers of the Recycling Patrol in Valcea, national winners of the 2013-2014 edition, celebrated their victory on Friday, October 3th, at Vladesti Oak Arena.

The winning local team came together for the first time on the occasion of the Recycling Patrol Day. Students, teachers, parents and supporters from Râmnicu Valcea and other 12 towns and villages of the county joined together to celebrate their success of collecting more than 50 g of WEEE per inhabitant of the county.

The young people enthusiastically signed up for the do-it-yourself, eco-education, photo and deco art workshops, organized by professionals and coordinating teachers, previous winners of the Recycling Patrol and enjoyed themselves together with Fabian and Charlie Sanchez – Los Hermanos Dinamita.

On this occasion the quickest football championship took place. Out of the seven participating teams, the winner was the Patrol of the Secondary School ”Grigore Mihăescu” in Vlădești.

The members of the patrol thanked the supporters who contributed to their success. The town halls in Crețeni, Costești and Vlădești and the companies Vel Pitar, Sanovita, Romcom and Ciurezu collected e-waste on the account of the program and conveyed the ecological message of the patrol during the previous school year. The Recycling Patrol Day was success also due to the sponsors Boromir and Rosan Grup (Restaurante OK).

Sibiu’s Recycling Patrol celebrated its victory with a “dynamite” eco-party

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Sibiu, October 6th. The children and teachers of the Recycling Patrol in Sibiu, national winners of the 2013-2014 edition, celebrated their victory on Saturday, October 4th, at Shopping City Sibiu.

The mall in Sibiu was filled at utmost capacity with children, parents, children and friends of the Recycling Patrol teams from Sibiu, Mediaș, Cristian, Cisnădie, Șura Mică, Racovița, Chirpar, Arpașu de Sus and Arpașu de Jos, coming together for the first time at this event.

The participants shared the joy of their success: during the school year they convinced the inhabitants in Sibiu to collect more than 50g of WEEE/inhabitant.

After they took part in the music and animation workshops, the children and teachers became part of the show performed by Los Hermanos Dinamita. The young people enthusiastically signed up for the do-it-yourself, photo and deco art workshops, organized by professionals and coordinating teachers, previous winners of the Recycling Patrol.

Sibiu gave an example of responsibility and solidarity. It is the county where the Recycling Patrol won the most Supporters! Public institutions, companies, schools and NGOs collected e-waste for the Recycling Patrol of their county.

Congratulations to them all!

The winners in Covasna celebrated their victory with ”dynamite”

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

More than 200 students and teachers in Covasna, national winners of the environmental education program the Recycling Patrol – 2013-2014 edition celebrated their victory with an eco-party – at Natura Park Chichiș, on the 26th of September.

The young people in Covasna who have brought the national award in their county ever since their first participation in the program took part in a full day event organized just for them and their supporters.

By their awareness raising actions,  the 295 agents from kindergartens, schools and high schools and the 16 coordinating teachers succeeded in collecting more than 50 g of WEEE/inhabitant of the county! Furthermore, their county was the first to reach this target!

On the occasion of the Recycling Patrol, the agents took part in a treasure hunt, and dyi, music, animation and photo workshops. They danced and sang together with Fabian and Carlos Sanchez,Los Hermanos Dinamita, and Kelekótya band,.

The local Patrol in Covasna celebrated the team spirit and solidarity and they continue their mission to encourage the responsible behavior towards the environment and separate collection of WEEE.

Two online projects of the Romanian Recycling Association nominated at Webstock!

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Bucharest, September 25. Two online projects of the Romanian Recycling Association RoRec are nominated at Webstock awards: www.rorec.ro site with the interative map of the national WEEE collection network,  at the ”Utility” category and the online and social media platforms of the national environment education program the Recycling Patrol, at the ”Special Projects” category!

Webstock, the biggest social media conference in Romania, to take place in Bucharest, on the 26th of September, will award “the most creative and genuine online projects and campaigns developed in Romania in the last year” the organizers say.

The new website of the Associațion, www.rorec.ro , focuses on raising the awareness on the need to collect separately e-waste, by providing useful and interesting information, as well as accessible and qualitative collection services.  As a dynamic and friendly interface, the website stands for a tool to boost the habit of separate collection.

The online channels of the Patrol nominated at ”Special Projects” are: the website lwww.patruladereciclare.ro, launched in September 2013, the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/patruladereciclare, that counts more than 32,000 fans and the YouTube channel, with the stories of the Recycling Patrols from several counties, as well as other useful videos.

The nomination comes in a special moment when www.patruladereciclare.ro celebrates one year since its birth. Ever since its first year in the virtual world, it turned to be one of the most outstanding online projects, serving the people and the ecological mission it was born for.

The Patrol website has attracted more than 22,000 visitors since September 11th, 2013, and 70% of the page content is provided by students and teachers. More than 15 pages and groups of the patrols over the country have been created so far. The activity of the patrols’ members is even more appreciated if we take into account the fact that many of them do not have an easy access to the internet.

The success and the positive impact of the patrol’s interface are due to the iConsult expert team in Sibiu, coordinated by Ciprian Stăvar, to the communication team of the RoRec Association, and mostly to the students and teachers. The structure created by experts comes to life due to the creative ideas and actions of the Patrols.

The nomination to Webstock awards proves that the Romanian Recycling Association  RoRec becomes a more important and vocal actor in the field of e-waste collection and environment education in Romania..

RoRec Association takes part in Sinaia 2014 Bon Ton Festival

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Sinaia, 24th of September 2014 – the Romanian Recycling Association has the pleasure to participate in Sinaia 2014 Bon Ton Festival, between 26-28 September.

The Bon Ton Festival celebrates 20 years since it was first organized in Sinaia and RoRec Association has thus a reason to celebrate alongside Sinaia City Hall, its inhabitants and tourists taking part in the event, considering their long time collaboration on the separate e-waste collection, a bon ton act of more and more citizens. Moreover, the WEEE Collection Center in Sinaia is one of the earliest center of National Collection Network.  

The event will take place between 26-28 September 2014, and the Association’s team will be present with a tent placed in the area for children. A painting workshop will be organized. The children will have at hand plaster figurines and water colors to paint and keep them afterwards as souvenirs. A photo area set near the tent will allow children and parents to immortalize the moment.

We would like to remind Sinaia’s inhabitants that they can discard of e-waste at the Collection Center situated in 2, Calea Braşovului, every Monday and Wednesday, between 17.00-19.00 hours. Furthermore, all consumers in the country can benefit free of charge from the e-waste pick-up from home/headquarters service, by calling up TelVerde 0800 444 800, a free number from any network, every day, between 9.00-17.00. And The Recycling Patrol present in every county is awaiting its supporters!

The Romanian Recycling Association RoRec(www.rorec.ro) is a not-for-profit organization, founded by eleven of the best known European manufacturers of household appliances, presently acting in Romania. RoRec Association takes over producers’ responsibility and carries out all activities required for collection, treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), in conformity with the EU legislation in this field.

The Recycling Patrol back to school!

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014 by Alexandra Scutaru

Starting September 18th, the teachers all over the country can register online at  www.patruladereciclare.rofor the 2014-2015 edition of the Recycling Patrol, the national program of environment education.

By registering his/her school into the program, each coordinating teacher becomes a member of a national team of ecologists who militate for encouraging the habit of WEEE separate collection in Romania. During the last season only, more than 1000 teachers and 18,500 children contributed to the separate collection of 360,000 kg of WEEE and made hundreds of thousands of people aware of the importance of e-waste collection.

”These numbers are a proof of a remarkable success in the environment education in Romania, with positive impact upon all society. The coordinating teachers participating since the program was launched have so far brought to their schools more than 200 prizes, a WEEE collection system and educational materials, offered their students the opportunity to learn new things about the environment and more importantly spread the education outside the school walls, into the community. At this time of the year the national awards are granted for Bihor, Covasna, Sibiu and Vâlcea, where the Recycling Patrols succeeded in collecting at least 50 g of WEEE/inhabitant, at the previous edition, with the help of the Supporters. The celebration of their success is the most convincing argument for taking part in this program”, says Alexandra Arnăutu, the project manager.

The teachers who assessed the 2013-2014 edition declared (for 98%) that the Recycling Patrol was a positive experience and they would like to come back into the program. ”The children learn from us, we learn from the children, we complement each other and beautiful things come out of it. All students are very active, ask help from people around them, their schoolmates and the teachers of other groups. We, the teachers, in our turn, mobilize the neighbors, relatives, everybody. We feel like an engine, connecting all around us” says Daniela Alecu, coordinating teacher of the Recycling Patrol of the Day Care Center Giulești in Bucharest at the 2013-2014 edition.

Hundreds of educators and teachers have the opportunity to bring a positive change in their schools and communities, by registering for the new edition of the program between September 18th and October 15th 2014. At the end of the edition, in 2015, more than 100 prizes await their winners.

Hurry up, the places in the program are limited!