Last week, on the occasion of the World Environment Day celebrated on the 5th of June, The Recycling Patrol organized an award ceremony for the participants in each county. Here you can find the list of all the winners whom you can also see in the Facebook winners’ album, Winners’ portraits!
Bucharest, June 5th 2014 – The Agents of the Recycling Patrol reached the moment of results assessment and reward: on June 5th, when the World Environment Day and the Educator’s Day were celebrated, the local Patrols from the country and Bucharest who were the most active, hardworking and convincing were awarded for their results. Find out who the winners of this edition are on http://www.patruladereciclare.ro/despre-patrula/premianti/.
The competition was very tight, as the participating children and teachers distributed flyers with information about e-waste separate collection, organized awareness raising activities, marches and even an ecological flash mob. They proved to be so enthusiastic, dedicated to their civic mission that the decision on the winners was not easy at all. With an energy worth of envy, the children succeeded in conveying the message on the importance of e-waste separate collection and environment protection beyond the school walls, reaching their families, as well as all the communities.
Launched in 2011, the Recycling Patrol (www.patruladereciclare.ro), the national program for environmental education of the Romanian Recycling Association developed in partnership with County Boards of Education, with the approval of the National Education Ministry, has brought together, in 2013-2014 school year, more than 20,000 youngsters and teachers from 1018 schools from Bucharest and all counties.
Now the holiday comes, with its well-deserved recreation after a full year of activities. The e-waste collection race goes on with the battle for the national award! Thus it is important that the grown-ups take over and continue children’s endeavors by disposing of WEEE, raising awareness on this environment protection program, in other words, by acting as responsible members of the community they are part of. The amount to be collected until August 31st will be calculated on the account of the local or Bucharest Patrol and will increase the latter’s chance to the national award – the Recycling Patrol Day, a ceremony dedicated to all patrols and their supporters.
How can natural and legal persons help the children raise their odds for the national award. for e-waste separate collection? They can become Supporters Of The Local/Bucharest Recycling Patrol! The organizations and consumers can dispose of useless electrical and electronic equipment free of charge, in a simple way. Those who have small and light e-waste (small appliances, batteries, lamps) can take it to any of the permanent drop-off points (www.rorec.ro/reteaua-nationala-de-colectare). For large items, the Green Line (Tel Verde) 0800 444 800 (free of charge call from all networks) is on duty! You just need to call up and RoRec team will come and pick up the e-waste from home or headquarters free of charge, providing the necessary papers.
Why become a supporter of the Recycling Patrol? Because in this way we can all contribute to a healthy environment, and more importantly to the success of the children participating in the program by helping them to achieve their objective and convincing every citizen of Romania to collect at least 50 grams of e-waste per year.
The Recycling Patrol(www.patruladereciclare.ro) is a program of environmental education, developed to encourage collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in schools, by the Romanian Recycling Association RoRec, in partnership with the county boards of education.
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. Actually, RoRec Association takes over producers’ responsibility and carries out all activities required for collection, treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), also securing the sound disposal and safety of the environment, as per EU legislation in this field.
The impressive commitment of agents and coordinating teachers of the Recycling Patrol is worth being illustrated and given as a good example to the entire country. On http://www.patruladereciclare.ro/category/noutati/ we have written the stories of the patrols that impressed us the most and who were the winners of the last edition. Then we thought that they all deserved to be known better, so we put on https://www.youtube.com/user/PatruladeReciclarevideos with stories of the Recycling Patrols from several regions of the country, where you can see the agents and coordinating teachers who make us proud of this project. They deserve being watched!
Every year, on the last Saturday of March, millions of people, institutions and companies turn off the light for one hour, joining the biggest environment event in history – Earth Hour. Following WWF’s call, the organization that initiated Earth Hour movement in 2007, more than 7000 de cities in over 152 countries turned off the light in 2013, spreading a powerful message about how our daily life has a negative impact upon the planet and its natural resources.
From 2011, Earth Hour has entered the stage Beyond the Hour, occasion on which people from all over the world are urged not only to turn off the light but also to get involved in environmental protection actions every day.
This year, between 24-28 March, RoRec Association together with its partners – Iași City Hall, SC Salubris SA, Students League of Gheorghe Asachi Technical University Iași, Geography-Geology Students League, Biology Students League of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, County Educational Board, Palas and United Business Center – organize an ample WEEE collection event, followed by a series of artistic moments that will take place in front of Iasi City Hall. You can see an excerpt from the press conference here - http://stiri.telem.ro/stiri/iasi-recicleaza-video–3638.html.
Because they are young, because they are enthusiastic, because they are creative, because they are convinced that every one of us can contribute to environmental protection… And that’s how more than 400 persons, children from all schools participating in the Recycling Patrol program, together with their teachers and parents took part in the first ecological flash mob in the country. This event was organized by the teachers Mathe Reka from Bod Peter High School and Gaspar Edit from Csipkerozsika Kindergarten, in front of the Events Hall in Târgu Secuiesc, with the support of local companies and the Town Hall. As witness stand the images took with the help of a drone that you can see here.
The youngest agents of the Recycling Patrol, the kids from Csipkerozsika Kindergarten participated in a drawing contest organized on this occasion. They made more than 170 drawings and the evaluation criteria were creativity, originality and mix of colors. The most appreciated creations were those filled with childhood innocence and imagination that brought to light new ideas. The kids also organized a fashion show with clothes made up from e-waste materials that were subsequently taken to recycling.
In other words, young or old, collection is the word!
RoRec Association will take part in the NGO Fair organized by Atrium Palas Mall in Iasi between 9-11 May 2014.
At RoRec stand you can find out more about e-waste separate collection, how you can get involved in this activity and how easy is to contribute to environmental protection. The green line 0800 444 800is the free number you can call if interested to dispose of WEEE. For those interested in the Recycling Patrol, the volunteers from Vasile Adamachi Agricultural College in Iasi and Chemis Students League from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University will inform you on how you can become Supporters of the Recycling Patrol.
We are thus waiting for you at RoRec stand, at NGO Fair in the biggest mall in Iasi, from Friday until Sunday, between 10.00-22.00 hours!
You know that e-waste pollutes the environment if thrown at hazard or stored inappropriately, you understood why you need to collect it separately, but you do not know what happens with this waste after collection? Find out where e-waste goes after collection here. And if pollution is not such a convincing argument, find out what the law provides on this issue or how the lack of energy efficiency of your household appliances can affect you. The companies and institutions can benefit from the WEEE collection services provided by RoRec Association. And here, all responsible citizens can find out where, when and how they can dispose of e-waste in a simple and easy way.
Enter Rorec Association’s Youtube page and see all you need to know about separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in RoRec Green videos!
RoRec Association thanks its more than 70,000 friends gathered on its two Facebook accounts, www.facebook.com/AsociatiaRoRec şi www.facebook.com/PatruladeReciclare. Together we succeeded in building up a strong and beautiful community of WEEE separate collection supporters. And we won’t stop here! Visit our Facebook page, read the latest news and be active in our community!
On Friday, April 25th 2014, we opened a new Collection Centre in Zalău as part of RoRec National Collection Network. The address of the centre is: 30, Strada Fabricii and the program: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 14.00 to 16.00 hours.
The Collection Centre recently launched is the 26th location of the national network developed by RoRec Associațion in partnership with local authorities. The Centre in Zalau provides WEEE collection services both for natural and legal persons.