Recycling - is a lifestyle!

de | October. 28, 2014 | Ecotic Projects

Between September 10-30, ECOTIC in partnership with Salubris Iasi, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iasi City Hall, organized the campaign "Recycling-is a lifestyle!". Through this action, the organizers have come once again in support of the inhabitants of Iasi providing environmentally friendly solutions for separate collection of old and worn out electrical and electronic equipment. During the project there were opened 3 temporary collection points in addition to the five 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.

Those who handed over at least 10 kg of old electrical and electronic equipment and or 3 equipment at the temporary or permanent collection point received an instant prize.

 Over 250 people handed over more than 2,500 kg of electrical and electronic equipment waste.