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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.

The 30th Centre of the National Collection Network opened in Târgu Jiu!

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

Târgu Jiu, October 9, 2015 –  The Romanian Recycling Association RoRec, together with the Municipality of Targu Jiu, has inaugurated today, October 9, 2015, the new center for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) of RoRec National Collection Network. From now on the whole community in Targu Jiu has access to a free service for permanent collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

The Collection Center launched today is the 30th location in the network achieved by RoRec Association in partnership with local authorities nationwide. The center in Targu Jiu offers WEEE collection and take-back services for both consumers and legal entities.

Targu Jiu and nearby residents have the opportunity to dispose of old or defective electrical equipment by bringing them to the center in Termocentralei Street, No.27. The program is from Tuesday to Wednesday between 14.00-16.00 hours and Saturday between 10.00-13.00

Heavy or large appliances will be taken for free from home, organization or company office through telephone orders to RoRec Green Line 0800 444 800, free of charge number. The collection campaign takes place between the hours 9.00-17.00.

On www.rorec.ro or www.facebook.com/AsociatiaRoRec, you can track in real time all the news about the work of RoRec Association.

Recycling Celebration animated Pitesti for two days!

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

Pitești, September 29, 2015 – The Romanian Recycling Association RoRec, together with local authorities held in Pitesti the Recycling  Celebration, a two-day event where several premieres for Arges took place.

The Recycling Celebration began Friday, September 25 with the launch of RoRec Collection Center, the first in Pitesti municipality. This is the 29th location in the network achieved by RoRec Association in partnership with local authorities nationwide. The center of Pitesti offers WEEE collection services for both individuals and legal entities. Citizens have the opportunity to dispose of old or defective electrical equipment by bringing them to the collection center in Depozitelor Str., FN (vis -a- vis SC Matrite Dacia SA). The center program is from Monday to Thursday between 16.00 and 19.00.

After the launch of the collection center, it was the Recycling Patrol’s turn to celebrate another first for Pitesti – the Day of the Recycling Patrol in Arges, winner of a national award at the 2014-2015 edition. At the Recycling Patrol Day, Vasile Milea Square vibrated to the rhythm of joy of hundreds of children and teachers from Arges Patrol. People in Pitesti had the opportunity to meet the children and teachers who promote and contribute to the separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the city and 10 other municipalities in the county. Babana village was so proud of the success of children that their Patrol came to Pitesti driven by the Mayor himself!

The Patrol’ Supporters – companies and institutions in the county that have discarded WEEE on the account of the program and contributed to the success of Arges Patrol received special thanks. People in Pitesti who brought electrical waste at the Supporters’ tent were greeted with gingerbread and informative materials about the importance of recycling WEEE.

The Recycling Celebration brought to the citizens of Pitesti on 25-26 September the first WEEE collection action organized by the Collection Centre in Pitesti. The citizens were offered the opportunity to correctly dispose of e-waste by submitting them to the collection center or in one of the five temporary drop-off points located in different places in the city. Heavy or large waste was taken for free from home, institution or company office through telephone orders to RoRec Green Line 0800 444 800 (toll free). Over 14 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste were collected during these two days.

Pitesti inhabitants could celebrate all these premieres on Friday evening with a concert “Recycling Rocks!”, a project created together with Cargo and Domino bands, which aims to promote environmental messages through the voices of artists loved by the public, in an inciting and modern manner. Domino sang for the first time in Pitesti and Cargo band celebrated by this concert 30 years of activity. “Music is a universal language through which we try to involve rock lovers and all that understand and love music as well as the environment” said Adrian Bărar.

On www.rorec.ro or www.facebook.com/AsociatiaRoRec, you can track in real time all the news about the work of RoRec Association.

Recycling patrols in Sibiu, Arges and Harghita awarded for their WEEE collection performance

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

The Recycling Patrol has new champions! Children and teachers of the Recycling Patrols in Sibiu, Arges and Harghita bring the national trophies of the edition to their counties and demonstrate that school can help us Romanians to be more responsible with the environment.

In this edition, national awards have been granted to patrols of the counties who mobilized their communities to collect the greatest amount of electrical waste per inhabitant. The threshold for qualification was 50 g WEEE / inhabitant.

Until now, the Recycling Patrols have managed to convince Romanians to send to recycling more than 1,300,000 kg, out of which over 510,000 kg only in this edition! They deserve our congratulations together with their supporters – parents, neighbors, businesses, institutions and other schools which collected electrical waste to support them.

The prizes offered by RoRec represent electrical equipment for teaching purposes or at choice, supporting the cost for the organization of an ecological trip.

Awarded county patrols alongside their supporters celebrate their victory in an eco-party full of surprises, fun workshops and music. The events will take place as follows:

  • September 25 –  Recycling Patrol Day in Arges;
  • October 2 – Recycling Patrol Day in Harghita;
  • October 4 – Recycling Patrol Day in Sibiu.

The good news from the Recycling Patrol continue: on September 17 the enrollment in the 2015-2016 edition began! An opportunity for new kindergartens, primary, secondary and high schools across the country to join the most active youth ecological movement in Romania.

Do you want to WEEEn?

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

The 2014-2015 edition of the Recycling Patrol is coming to an end. The children and teachers need your support to win one the national awards of this edition. Anyone of us can raise their chance to win with a simple gesture: disposing of WEEE from the house or office on the account of local patrols.

To qualify for a national award, the local patrols need to convince their communities to separately collect at least 50 g of WEEE per inhabitant of the county/Bucharest until the 31st of August.

This year, in the three counties that will win the national award, all children, teachers and supporters will celebrate their victory with an eco-party – the Recycling Patrol Day. The three awards are waiting to be handed to the local teams that will have the best results and will collect the most amounts of WEEE by August 31st.

Any supporter can dispose of WEEE on the account of the Recycling Patrol from his/her county by calling up the Green Line 0800 444 800 (free of charge from all networks). Further details can be found on www.patruladereciclare.ro or suporterpatrula@rorec.org

Press release on setting up 8 Structures of Social Economy

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

RoRec Association has launched 8 Structures of Social Economy within the project “Increasing the opportunities for social inclusion by setting up Structures of Social Economy for people belonging to vulnerable groups from three development regions in Romania”, with a view to contribute to an innovative and flexible model of job creation for vulnerable people in Romania.

The 8 operational Structures of Social Economy (SES) activating in the field of collecting, sorting and preparing for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were set up in the Western, Central, North-Eastern Regions of Romania, ensuring services for Timiș, Mureș, Brașov, Alba, Hunedoara, Sibiu, Suceava and Bacău counties.

Alba Iulia SES hired 6 persons, out of which 4 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Harman SES (Brașov County) hired 4 persons, out of which 3 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Hunedoara SES hired 6 persons, out of which 4 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Oituz SES (Bacău county) hired 4 persons, out of which 3 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Săcălaz SES (Timiș county) hired 6 persons, out of which 4 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Șcheia SES (Suceava county) hired 6 persons, out of which 4 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

 Sibiu SES hired 6 persons, out of which 4 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

Sîncraiu de Mureș SES (Mureș county) hired 5 persons, out of which 3 from families with more than two children/single parents or persons with a guaranteed minimum income.

The vulnerable persons are hired as WEEE handler, forklift drive and utility car driver.

SESs develop operations of WEEE collection within the respective county, as well as WEEE transporting, sorting and storing, for transfer to main recycling plants.

The consumers can benefit from their services by directly bringing the e-waste to the centre or by calling up the Green Line 0800 444 800 (free of charge from any network, daily available between 09.00-17.00 hours) to request a free pick-up from home/headquarters of large and heavy appliances.

The SES mission is to contribute to the improvement of life quality and community development by creating jobs, providing training on the job, enhancing the social inclusion of vulnerable persons, encouraging the solidarity of community towards its members, without ignoring the environmental norms in Romania..

The project is implemented by the Romanian Recycling Association RoRec in partnership with the Order of Malta Relief Organization in Romania and the Municipality of Alba Iulia. Further details on www.colecteaza.ro 

Recycling School and Ecological Film Festival, at Ploiești

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

On the occasion of the International Environment Day, Ploiesti City Hall, by its Autonomous Administration of Public Services Ploiești (RASPP), together with the Romanian Recycling Association – RoRec organized the competition “Recycling School” and the Ecological Film Festival where the best films received awards.

A drawing competition entitled “Easel and WEEE” was also organized at the Fine Arts High School “Carmen Sylva” in Ploiești. The most appreciated works received prizes and they will be the subject of an online exhibition on RoRec’s website.

RoRec Association, Green partner at the 7th edition of Focus Sibiu

Posted on: May 15, 2015 by Alexandra Scutaru

Starting May 21st 2015RoRec Association invites you at the 7th edition of Press Photography Exhibition Focus Sibiu, as Green partner of the event. 55 political, cultural, sports and social events are the subject of this year’s exhibition. Silvana Armat, Sebastian Marcovici and their guest, Dragoș Dumitru, tell in photos the story of Sibiu in 2014.

Focus Sibiu will be launched on the 21st of May, 19.00 hours, in the Inner Yard of Sibiu City Hall.  The exhibition will be open between 21 May – 1 June, every working day, between 08.00-16.00 hours, in the Inner Yard of Sibiu City Hall. Photos from previous editions can be seen at www.Facebook.com/FocusSibiu.

Focus Sibiu is part of the International Photography Festival  Focus Sibiu, to take place in October. The festival will include 20 exhibitions of Romanian and international photographers. The Recycling Patrol  will be the subject of one of the special exhibitions.