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We celebrate 15 years of excellence in e-waste recycling!

Posted on: Mar 24, 2017 by Alexandra Scutaru

The Romanian Recycling Association will participate in the Malta WEEE Forum Conference on 26-27 April 2017. The WEEE Forum, the voice of thirty-one WEEE producer compliance schemes in Europe and Australasia, last year collecting and responsibly recycling to the highest standards 1.88 million tonnes of e-waste, will celebrate 15 years of excellence this year.

On this occasion, Malta, which is at the helm of the EU Council of Ministers, will organize a special conference, in the fringe of the meeting of the Environment Ministers, that will be addressed, among other high-level representatives, by Karmenu Vella, EU Environment Commissioner and Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta.

The conference will provide the opportunity to debate on the WEEE sector’s role in a circular, resource efficient economy; how the EU’s action plans affect future and responsibilities of compliance schemes; and how Europe can be turned into a circular society.

Since 2002 the WEEE Forum compliance schemes have worked on behalf of over 16.000 producers of electrical appliances to collect, recycle and recover to the highest treatment standards more than 17.4 million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment; that’s the equivalent of 17.400 Eiffel Towers.

The Recycling Patrol Hour – The new eco-show at Radio Gold FM

Posted on: Mar 17, 2017 by Alexandra Scutaru

Radio Gold FM will host weekly, starting Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Recycling Patrol Hour, the show of the youngest but experienced environmental volunteers in Romania.

Every Thursday, at 12:00, at the Radio Gold FM Recycling Patrol Hour, Patrol’s representatives and invitees will help us discover how we can live nicer and healthier by taking care of what’s around us. Listeners will find out how many benefits brings a lifestyle in harmony with nature – how they can help reduce pollution and save the most valuable resources, how they can support initiatives in the field, and participate with well-known environmentalists to campaigns for a better life.

In each show we will launch a prize contest and 3 “eco” ideas – friendly gestures to nature, simple and easy to put into practice in everyday life.

In the six years since they have been campaigning for nature protection and encouraging the separate collection of electrical waste in their communities, teachers, children and young people in the National Environmental Education Program Recycling Patrol have accumulated an experience worth sharing. A balance sheet would look like this: 90,000 students involved, 3,000 trained teachers, over 2,000,000 kg of electrical waste collected in Romania due to their campaigns, 3,500,000 Romanians who know more about the impact of electrical waste on nature, First Prize for the best program of the year at the Civil Society Gala 2015, the High Patronage of His Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania, the DEEECollect smartphone application made with the help of Telekom Romania Foundation.

Radio Gold FM este singurul radio cu frecvență de mare putere, 96,9 FM, din Capitală. Programele sale pot fi recepționate în afară de București și-n județele Călărași, Giurgiu, Dâmbovița, Prahova, Buzău, Ialomița, inclusiv în orașele Ploiești, Giurgiu, Buzău și pe Valea Prahovei. Radio Gold FM se poate asculta live și online, radiogoldfm.ro.

Radio Gold FM is the only high-frequency radio, 96.9 FM, in the capital. Its programs can be received outside Bucharest and in Calarasi, Giurgiu, Dâmboviţa, Prahova, Buzău, Ialomiţa, Ploieşti, Giurgiu, Buzău and Prahova counties. Radio Gold FM can be listened live and online at radiogoldfm.ro.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania honored “veteran” teachers of Recycling Patrol

Posted on: Nov 1, 2016 by Alexandra Scutaru

Thursday, October 27th, at the Elisabeth Palace, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania first met with teachers who have participated in all editions and contributed to the success of the Recycling Patrol over the first five years of its launch.

Since October 2015, the national program of environmental education Recycling Patrol is held under the High Patronage of HRH Princess Maria.

Teachers from four counties came at the Elisabeth Palace to be congratulated personally by Princess Maria.

The first edition of the program was launched in 2011, in seven counties: Bistrita-Nasaud, Calarasi, Hunedoara, Prahova, Teleorman, Tulcea and Timis. 14 of the teachers who have registered for the first edition, returned to the program year after year with their school teams, to promote separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in their communities.

HRH handed trophies to the teachers, talked to them about volunteering, how the young embrace this idea, and what their plans are for the edition that has just begun.

“It was an emotional meeting, memorable” “We have experienced an uplifting moment,” said teachers invited to the end of the event.

Recycling Patrol started the sixth edition. Both senior program coordinator teachers and those participating for the first time will try with their students and support of their communities to send to recycling more than 1 million kg of e-waste in Romania, until August 31, 2017.

Recycling Patrol and Telekom Foundation launch (W)DEEECollect, free application for e-waste collection

Posted on: Oct 20, 2016 by Alexandra Scutaru

Bucharest, October 20, 2016 – the Recycling Patrol and Romania Telekom Foundation launch (W)DEEECollect application, the first application that facilitates the responsible collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This action also comes as a warning sign on the scope of environmental education in Romania, which needs support to echo at the national level.

The application is supported by Telekom Foundation and available in Google Play Store for Android smartphone operating system. Authentication can be done through Facebook profile, Google+ or email address.

With DEEECollect application the user can find out the nearest collection point and where to store any electrical waste. It also has available an interactive map to show the collection points depending on the location and type of waste to be disposed of.

Through the application, those who hold large and heavy electrical waste can call the local collection service for free pick-up from home or work.

DEEECollect also allows alerts on abandoned electrical waste at any place other than the point of collection and application users benefit from these options, wherever they are in the country.

Social Economy Structures – from social assisted to responsible citizen

Posted on: Jun 16, 2016 by Alexandra Scutaru

European statistics show that about 6.5% of European employees work in social economy structures. Specifically, over 14 million Europeans. Equivalent to almost two thirds of Romania’s population. Their aim is to contribute to the social integration of vulnerable groups, and one of their goals is to defend and apply the principles of responsibility and solidarity. Why isn’t it possible in Romania? Don’t we need jobs?

RoRec Association, together with the Order of Malta Relief Organisation in Romania and the Municipality of Alba Iulia, made it possible. Now in Romania there are functional social economy structures. See a short video with the whole story of the project “Increasing opportunities for social inclusion through the creation of social economy structures for vulnerable groups in three development regions of Romania”.

Where the local prizes of the Recycling Patrol went

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016 by Alexandra Scutaru

The Recycling Patrol designated the local winners of 2015-2016 edition.

In each county, two local teams won awards for the most active patrol and for the patrol that collected the largest amount of batteries. In Bucharest there are 6 winners – three patrols in each category. In total, 88 teams in kindergartens, schools and high schools across the country have excelled in promoting separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

The Recycling Patrol successfully completes the 5th edition, becoming one of the most enduring and comprehensive environmental education programs in Romania. Until now, during the 5 editions, RoRec has awarded over 400 local and national prizes.

The Recycling Patrol honored “veterans” in Timisoara

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 by Alexandra Scutaru

Timisoara, April 15. At the Timisoara City Hall, gathered for the first time those who, in 2011, “kicked off” the environmental education project the Recycling Patrol. The Recycling Patrol unfolds today, with spectacular results, in hundreds of kindergartens, schools and high schools across the country.

Timisoara has a special place in the Recycling Patrol program as it owns half of the”veterans” who have participated in all five editions of the program. These patrols have the most extensive experience in the program and contributed to its evolution.

The event ended with awarding diplomas and a moment of surprise, when Fabian Sanchez, VIP ambassador of the  Recycling Patrol, invited the audience to sing along the anthem of the Patrol.

We hope that the Patrol call: “We are five, we count on you! We want 5000 new supporters! “will mobilize communities to support children who have decided to win another national trophy.

In its anniversary year, the national team of the Patrol aims at convincing thousands of Romanians to become “Supporters”. Supporter of the Recycling patrol can become any citizen, company or institution that send to recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) – a simple gesture, with beneficial effects for the environment.

A new center of RoRec National Collection Network opened in Giurgiu

Posted on: Nov 4, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

Giurgiu, November 4, 2015 -The Romanian Recycling Association RoRec, together with the Municipality of Giurgiu, inaugurated today, 4 November 2015 a new center for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) as part of RoRec National Collection Network . The entire community of Giurgiu has now access to a free and permanent service for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

The Collection center launched today is the 32nd location in the network created by RoRec in partnership with local authorities nationwide. The center in Giurgiu offers WEEE collection services both for consumers and businesses.

Giurgiu and nearby residents have the opportunity to dispose of old or defective electrical equipment by bringing them to the collection center in Gloria Street, no 7. The program is every Tuesday from 10.00 to 13.00 and every Thursday from 14.00 to 17.00.

Heavy or large appliances can be taken for free from home, organization or company office through telephone orders to RoRec Green Line 0800 444 800, free of charge number.

Why and how to collect waste electrical and electronic equipment to live in a clean and less polluted world? Find out on www.rorec.ro and facebook.com/AsociatiaRoRec or by calling free of charge the Green Line 0800 444 800, daily from 9-17.

Iasi opens the 31st center of RoRec National Collection Network

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

Iași, October 28, 2015 – Iaşi joins the National Collection Network, a project of RoRec Association in partnership with local authorities nationwide to create an infrastructure for collecting WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) accessible to a greater number of citizens. Thus, the Municipality of Iaşi, SC Salubris SA and RoRec Association launch Friday, October 30, an electrical waste collection center in Iasi.

The collection center that will be inaugurated on Friday, October 30, 2015, starting at 10.00, will be the 31st location of RoRec National Collection Network. It is located in Iasi, no 3, Pompei Street and represents a new permanent solution for people from Iasi who want to discard electrical waste correctly, respecting their community, the legislation and the environment.

People from Iasi will have the opportunity to celebrate the launch of this new service on the evening of October 30, 2015, starting at 19.00, on the Esplanade of Palace of Culture, with the concert “Recycling Rocks!” of Cargo and Domino.

Also, the Romanian Recycling Association RoRec invites citizens of Iasi to take part in the first WEEE collection action, organized by the new collection center. It will take place from 2 to 6 November 2015. Consumers from Iasi may also dispose of their e-waste at one of the temporary drop-off collection points in Iasi. Heavy or bulky waste will be taken for free from home, institution or company office through telephone orders at RoRec Green Line 0800 444 800, a toll free number.

Those who will dispose of electrical waste in the collection action have the chance to win one of the 22 prizes offered by Candy and Philips: a refrigerator, 5 microwaves, 8 coffee makers and 8 mixers. The draw will take place at the SC Salubris SA Headquarters (43 National Rd.) on Monday, November 9, at 12:00.

Why and how to collect waste electrical and electronic equipment to live in a clean and less polluted world? Find out on www.rorec.ro and facebook.com/AsociatiaRoRec or by calling free of charge the Green Line 0800 444 800, daily from 9-17.

The new edition of the Recycling Patrol edition begins under the patronage of Princess Maria of Romania

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

The fifth edition of the national environmental education program Patrol Recycling begins under the High Patronage of HRH Princess Maria of Romania.

Tuesday, October 13, representatives of the Association RoRec received the Diploma of Patronage from HRH at Elisabeta Palace.

The Patronage of HRH Princess Maria crowns the series of program successes this year. In 2015, the Recycling Patrol has arrived at the amount of 1.3 million kg of electrical waste collected in Romania since the beginning of the program, won the first prize in the Programs section of the Civil Society Gala 2015, and recorded the highest amount of electrical waste collected / capita in Sibiu.