What we do for the International E-Waste Day, in Romania

Bucharest, October 13, 2020. On October 14, the International E-Waste Day (IEWD), Romanians have the opportunity to prove their responsibility and efficiency in recycling this type of waste, at the international level.

The RoRec Association and the Recycling Patrol are, again, partners in informing and mobilizing communities for WEEE collection. We are participating for the third year in a row in the WEEE Forum initiative, together with 100 organizations from 50 countries around the world.

Organizations participating in IEWD 2020 under the auspices of the WEEE Forum, aim to help consumers become more aware about e-waste and the right ways to dispose of it.

32 collection events in the country and education activities with the Recycling Patrol

Along with local authorities and local partners, the RoRec Association also organizes events to collect old or defective electrical appliances in 32 counties in Romania. Each campaign will end with a raffle of prizes. The e-waste collected will contribute to Romania’s results in this global movement.

The RoRec Association has created an efficient e-waste collection system – an extensive network of collection points for small appliances, batteries and light bulbs and a free service for picking up large objects from home or headquaters – TelVerde 0800 444 800.

Awareness efforts will be joined by teachers enrolled in the national environmental education platform Recycling Patrol, developed by the Volens Association with the support of the RoRec Association. On October 14, teachers from kindergartens, schools and high schools across the country will organize, for their students, educational activities, games, presentations, workshops on the recycling of electrical waste.

Find out what children around the world are saying about IEWD 2020.

Anyone who wants to get rid of electrical appliances correctly and legally has the opportunity to do so, free of charge and effortlessly, through the infrastructure and services provided by the RoRec Association and local partners – collection centers, TelVerde 0800 444 800 and www.colecteaza.ro.

Therefore, Romanians could be champions at collecting and recycling e-waste. On the International E-Waste Day, we can take another step further, by responding to the messages of children and volunteer teachers from the Recycling Patrol and participating in WEEE collection campaigns organized by the RoRec Association.

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