On the occasion of the International E-Waste Day, between September 28 and October 26, 2020, an information and collection campaign for e-waste took place in 32 cities in Romania, organized by the Romanian Association for Recycling – RoRec, in partnership with local authorities.
This is an initiative developed by WEEE Forum, the world’s largest multi-national centre of competence as regards management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), which involved over 100 different organizations from over 60 countries around the world. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the importance of collecting e-waste and to encourage people to make this gesture responsibly.
500,000 kilograms of e-waste collected selectively and sent for recycling
Following the campaign organized in the 26 counties, approximately 500,000 kilograms of e-waste were selectively collected and sent for recycling. The Romanians got rid of the e-waste correctly, either by taking them to the temporary collection points, or by calling TelVerde 0800 444 800 – the free pick-up service from home or headquarters.
410 consumers at national level were the lucky winners of the prizes at the local raffles. The list of winners will be published on www.colecteaza.ro.
During the event, approximately 2,800 citizens called TelVerde 0800 444 800 in search of information about WEEE collection.
Citizens who have not participated in this action and want to get rid of electrical waste from home or office, can call the toll-free Green Line (TelVerde) 0800 444 800 – the national free collection service from home or headquarters. This is a PERMANENT SERVICE that citizens from all over the country can benefit from, by a simple call to TELVERDE 0800 444 800!
TelVerde 0800 444 800, a permanent WEEE collection service
According to the operation procedure of the service, after you have placed an order at TelVerde 0800 444 800, you will be contacted by the Local Collection Service within your county. Together you will establish the day and time interval for the takeover. The deadline to receive a phone call from the local team is 3 working days, from the day following the registration of an order in the call center. Legal entities are provided with the necessary legal documents. TelVerde 0800 444 800 is a toll-free number, from any fixed or mobile telephone network, available from Monday to Friday, between 9.00-17.00.
The specific legislation and the obligation to selectively collect WEEE have as main motivations human health, resources and environment protection against the negative, irreparable effects of e-waste. This type of waste has non-biodegradable components, which contain toxic substances. Once in the landfill or in nature, these substances pollute the soil, air, water and affect our health.
Choose to respect not only the legislation, but the entire community you belong to and, especially, the environment – collect e-waste! Always stay informed – enter www.colecteaza.ro and facebook.com/asociatiarorec.ro!