Between October 13-31, ECOTIC and Retim in partnership with Environmental Protection Agency Timisoara (EPA) and Timisoara City Hall, carry out the campaign “Recycling-a way of life!”. Through this campaign, the organizers come in support of the inhabitants of Timisoara, offering environmentally friendly solutions for separate collection of old and worn outelectrical and electronic equipment. During this period 3 temporal collection points were opened, in addition to the four functional ones throughout the year.
A decisive factor in transforming the act of collecting to a habit is usually determined by the raising awareness of the toxic compounds of such equipment. WEEE contains toxic substances such as mercury and other heavy metals. Even in small amounts, they pollute the soil, water and air. The health of each of us depends on the simple gesture of handing over WEEE in a responsible way.
Also, through correct recycling of WEEE are recovered secondary raw materials which can be found in new products, in this way reducing the consumption of raw materials and thus protecting natural resources.
Handing over at the points opened a minimum 10 kg of old electrical and electronic equipment, every responsible citizen receives an award.