July 07, 2015: ECOTIC makes known its point of view regarding the debate of GEO 5/2015 in the Parliament, for this GEO to be approved as a law. Details here.
ECOTIC participated in the Final Project Conference, held at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon between June 25-26, 2015. Details here.
June 26, 2015: Tens of thousands of people were thus informed about how to properly dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment… Details here.
June 5, the date set by the UN for the celebration of World Environment Day, marked a special event: ECOTIC and Ateliere Fara Frontiere opened their doors and showed producers the complexity of specific WEEE recycling flows. Details here.
Regional Conference "Local and global practices necessary for nature conservation and biodiversity", Bacau
On June 04, 2015, ECOTIC participated in this satellite event of the GREEN WEEK campaign, initiated in Brussels by the European Commission. Details here.
This year, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests took a very good opportunity to combine the holiday dedicated to the environment with a series of actions organized in Herastrau Park. ECOTIC joined this approach. Details here.
The Ministry of European Funds together with the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests organized this unique conference on May 29, 2015 Details here.
Conference "European Recycling Society - Natural Resources and Waste Management" organized by Planeta Verde
The conference brought together on May 28, 2015, actors in the field of selective collection and recycling in Romania. Details here.
The debate was organized by the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission, ECOTIC participating in this debate on May 20, 2015. Details here.
On May 15, 2015, Ateliere Fara Frontiere, the ECOTIC partner and one of the promoters of the concepts of social, circular and solidarity economy in Romania, celebrated 6 years of activity. Details here.
Important information seminar on the new Emergency Ordinance on WEEE waste, organized by ECOTIC for affiliated producers and not only
On May 12, 2015, ECOTIC organized an information seminar on GEO 5/2015 where all its producers were invited, as well as producers who wanted more information about the new GEO. Details here.
ECOTIC and the Municipality of Iasi bring from Norway valuable knowledge and good practices of WEEE collection and recycling
May 12, 2015: The exchange of experience in Norway from 03 to 06 May 2015 is part of a larger program dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of the green economy in Romania, Steps for WEEE, developed by ECOTIC and co-financed by Norway Grants. Details here.
April 25, 2015: The WEEELABEX standard in the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment appeared relatively recently, in 2013, and came as a necessity in establishing clear and more efficient requirements in operations in WEEE flows. Details here.
On 06.04.2015, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests published GEO 5/2015, an act that transposes Directive 2012/19 / EU and which repeals GD 1037/2010 once it enters into force on 16.04.2015. Details here.
On April 03, 2015, the conference "Paris Climate 2015: Involvement of France and Romania in the face of the challenges of COP21" took place. Details here.
ECOTIC, ECOTIC BAT and the Recolamp Association, with the support of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, have started an awareness action. Details here
In the period 2015-2016, the ECOTIC Association carries out the activities within the “Steps for WEEE” project, co-financed 90% by Norway Grants. Details here.
Organized on March 19, 2015 by Ateliere Fara Frontiere, ECOTIC and the European network of social enterprises for reuse and recycling RREUSE… Details here
February 24, 2015: The Seminar on competition law organized by ECOTIC in partnership with APDETIC and held by av. Magda Popescu. Details here
February 02, 2015: A delegation of the European Commission, DG Environment, traveled to Bucharest to evaluate…. Details here.
January 21, 2015 - This article mentions the actions and results of the ECOTIC activity from 2014… Details here.
January 21, 2015: In the second year of activity, ECOTIC BAT reached the proposed collection target, registering a volume of 61 tons of waste portable batteries and accumulators. Details here.
December 17, 2014: MMSC in collaboration with ECOTIC organized a meeting at the Ministry's headquarters with the "Small Ambassadors of the Environment". Details here.
November 12, 2014: The ECOTIC Caravan was officially launched today. In the next 2 years, over 150 schools from all over the country will be visited, as well as 30 public markets…Details here.
November 05, 2014: Most IT equipment reconditioned by Ateliere Fara Frontiere is donated to schools and associations in disadvantaged communities. Last but not least, these equipments create jobs in the insertion workshop for disadvantaged people. Details here.
November 04, 2014: This seminar was dedicated to manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment as well as batteries and accumulators. Details here.
October 16, 2014: The event was hosted by Expo Arad between October 15-17, 2014, being organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Arad County. Details here.
September 20, 2014: The R4R Regions for Recycling Project is a European project that took place over a period of 3 years, between 2012 and 2014, details here
Between September 12 and 14, the ECOTIC partner, LIKEIT, organized for its collaborators and suppliers a seminar on the evolution of the EEE market and the development trends (channels). Details here.
September 16, 2014: The conference "How do we clean Romania?" Took place, organized by Ziarul Financiar, where ECOTIC was represented by the president of the Association, Valentin Negoita. Details here.
Press release on the results of the study "Attitudes and habits regarding waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)"
September 15, 2014: The study "Attitudes and habits regarding waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)" conducted for ECOTIC by GBD Research had as main objective the identification of the behavior of the population regarding electrical waste and their separate collection. The press release is available here.
September 01, 2014: The ECOTIC and ECOTIC BAT teams were very active in the first part of this year. Details here.
June 11, 2014: On this date, the second edition of the Round Table "Horizon 2020: Romania a recycling society?" Took place. Details here
June 05, 2014: On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has launched an invitation to the general public to participate in organized events…Details here
June 04, 2014: LIFE, the European Union's environmental program, announced on June 04 that WEEELABEX is "the best environmental project"… Details here
June 04, 2014: The event was dedicated to World Environment Day and is part of the event "Make a Progress, Do Circulary Economy!", Under the auspices of the European Commission…Details here
From the series How to recycle electrical and electronic equipment -Episode 3 - Refrigeration Waste - Hazardous to the Environment?
May 28, 2014: ECOTIC returns with the third episode of the series. Episode 3.
May 28, 2014: We launch the challenge: look for the ECOTIC / ECOTIC BAT container, photograph it and you can win a tablet. Details here.
May 22, 2014: ECOTIC congratulates for all the activity carried out by Ateliere senza Frontiere! Details here
May 22, 2014: These possibilities are the subject of research activities of the teams of specialists from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Details here.
May 20, 2014: Two years ago, Xerox Romania started a project through which good deeds are rewarded with electronic equipment. This year's edition. Details here
May 16, 2014: Bucharest, through ECOTIC, hosted the WEEE Forum activities between May 15 and 16. Details here.
14 never 2014: On May 13, 2014, the judging of 181 projects registered in the first stage of the ASSOCLIC program took place. Details here.
May 09, 2014: On May 06 and 08, the conference organized by Vitacom Electronics… took place in Cluj and Brasov. Details here.
On April 30, 2014, the ECOTIC Association submitted to the National Agency for Environmental Protection the file with registration number… Details here.
April 16, 2014: ECOTIC participated in the public debate on the effects of the new law on sanitation….Details here
April 10, 2014: The second edition of the Conference was an opportunity to interact directly with experts on the analysis and debate of the most important notions… Details here
April 8, 2014: The London Book Fair occasioned, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the launch, within the TISP project, of the online platform SmartBook… Details here
This study aimed to obtain data on WEEE that is in rural households and that citizens have voluntarily handed over in ECOTIC collection campaigns. Details here
From the series How to recycle electrical and electronic equipment - Episode 2 - Central Unit
March 17, 2014: ECOTIC returns with the second episode of the series. Episode 2.
February 28, 2014: On February 28, ECOTIC BAT submitted to the National Agency for Environmental Protection the reports according to Details here
February 20, 2014: Between February 18-19, 2014, ECOTIC participated in the training course for auditors specialized in evaluating the performance of wastewater treatment… Details here
February 19, 2014: At the initiative of the Ecological Magazine, this working group was set up, details here
February 12, 2014: Through the ECOTIC Zonal Representatives, together with the other operational and documentary stages, we ensure the monthly monitoring in the field of the WEEE flow reported in our own system. How? Details here.
February 06, 2014: ECOTIC was invited by CCDG (Carpatho-Danubian Center for Geoecology) to be part of the National Jury that evaluated the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria in awarding the Blue Flag, known internationally as Blue Flag. Details here.
February 04, 2014: The Chamber of Deputies adopted the draft law on sanitation, which establishes the obligation of selective waste collection. Here you find the document, and here is the news on Mediafax
January 30, 2014: ECOTIC BAT equipped 297 Mega Image, Shop & Go and AB Cool Food stores with containers for collecting waste batteries and accumulators. Details here.
January 27, 2014: Details about the ECOTIC activity in 2013 can be found here.
January 23, 2014: In January, 2014, the first General Assembly of the members of the WEEELABEX Organization took place. Details here.
The position of the ECOTIC Association regarding the communiqué of the Competition Council regarding the companies fined for concluding anti-competitive agreements
January 16, 2014: We provide the ECOTIC opinion on the Communication of the Competition Council issued on January 16, 2014. Details here.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change submitted to the public debate the draft Government Decision on WEEE
January 10, 2014: ECOTIC was actively involved in transmitting opinions and suggestions regarding the proposed text and participating in public discussions. Details here
December 17, 2013: The ECOTIC team congratulates Altex and Media Galaxy for the initiative to start a campaign to grant a discount on the delivery of used equipment when buying a new one. Details here.
ECOTIC launches the series How to recycle electrical and electronic equipment cu Episode 1 - The old monitor
December 13, 2013: Have you ever been curious what happens to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that you hand over for recycling? What materials result? What processes are the equipment subjected to? ECOTIC debuts today with the first episode of the series How to recycle electrical and electronic equipment of informative articles. Episode 1 here.
December 13, 2013: Between December 13 and 20, 2013, anyone can become a hero by recycling used portable batteries and accumulators. People who bring used waste portable batteries and accumulators to the Media Galaxy store in Baneasa Shopping City can win, in addition to a cleaner environment, prizes consisting of new electrical equipment. Details here.
December 05 - The GreenGlass factory is located in Popesti - Leordeni, near the city of Bucharest, and here the glass waste is transformed into granules… details here.
November 27, 2013: On November 27, the awards ceremony of the “GiveIT!” Contest took place, within an interactive information and awareness workshop on the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse Details here.
November 21, 2013: event dedicated to WEEE management attended by the Commissioners of the National Environmental Guard and organizations in the field. Details here.
November 05, 2013: The organizers of the WEEELABEX project announced that the first group of auditors of the WEEELABEX Standard have been trained to perform treatment compliance checks for refrigeration equipment. Details here.
November 01, 2013:The national campaign is addressed to public organizations and private companies in order to get rid of WEEE and DBA free of charge and environmentally friendly. How do you hand over waste? Details here.
The seminar "Current challenges in the field of private copying", organized by DIGITALEUROPE, APDETIC and PERGAM, with the support of ORDA and TVR.
October 30, 2013: The press release is available here.
October 30, 2013: ECOTIC is present at this fair. Details here.
October 29, 2013: Press release issued by Interpol in this regard can be accessed here.
National Seminar "PARTNERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION" organized by the Carpatho-Danubian Center for Geoecology
October 5, 2013: CCDG (Carpatho-Danubian Center for Geoecology) organized on October 5, 2013 the National Seminar "PARTNERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION" at the Athenee Palace-Hilton Hotel. Details here.
Between September 19-20, 2013, the Seminar dedicated to the efficient use of resources and, respectively, the WEEE Forum General Assembly took place. Details here.
ECOTIC participation in the International Conference "practices and experiences in environmental protection"
October 19, 2013: The conference took place in Arad between October 16-18, 2013. Details here
September 29, 2013: The ECOTIC team to join the National Day dedicated to Cleaning, Let's Do It, Romania! On September 28, we greened an area of the Pantelimon Forest. Details here.
September 24, 2013: The National Association for Consumer Protection and Promotion of Programs and Strategies in Romania - InfoCons - launched today «9 years of attitude! - Launch of the European Anti-Identity Theft Observatory ». Details here.
September 18, 2013: End of the campaign, held between September 02 and 15, in the real store, -Vitan. Details here.
August 09, 2013: ECO-MUSIC-ART is an event that is based on an ingenious mix of sculpture, music, intertwined with eco actions and audience responsibility on environmental protection issues. Details here.
August 05, 2013: The document was created to support the competent public authorities, but also economic operators in interpreting the provisions of the new WEEE Directive, the purpose being to ensure the premises of compliance with the requirements of the directive. Details here.
Romanians are largely aware of the importance of recycling electrical and electronic equipment, but what do we actually do with the non-functional equipment we have?
July 30, 2013: Details regarding the profile salon are available here.
July 15, 2013: The photo / video contest on eco themes addressed to NGOs and individuals and legal entities was launched. You can participate until August 30. The press release is available here.
July 12, 2013: Details from the press release given by the European Commission are available here.
July 08, 2013: Exhibition of eco-technologies, energy and sustainable development, December 3-6, 2013, Paris Nord Villepinte. Details here.
June 28, 2013: Used batteries find their place in ECOTIC boxes. Come with used batteries to Altex and Media Galaxy stores
June 27, 2013: The European Electronic Recyclers Association organized a seminar dedicated to the implementation of the new European WEEE Directive. Details here.
June 17, 2013: Ateliere Fara Frontiere organized a debate at the Elvira Popescu Hall of the French Institute… Details here.
June 14, 2013: The Be an Example Project! Selectively collect used batteries. Details here
June 14, 2013: The Children's Palace in the Capital hosted the event. Details here.
May 29, 2013: The event took place at the Romanian Athenaeum, and the winners are…Details here
May 25, 2013: The obstacle course made of WEEE and other activities are presented here.
May 24, 2013: About the signed Memorandum you can find details here.
May 24, 2013: The forum took place between May 23 and 24, 2013. Details here.
ECOTIC, invited to the International Conference “Mechanisms for selective collection and recycling of aluminum cans. Romania face to face with the great countries of Europe "
May 17, 2013: For two days, Romania was on the map of the most important events in Europe addressed to the aluminum can recycling industry. ECOTIC was invited to attend this conference. Details here.
April 30, 2013: The success of the ECO Education project highlighted in the article published in the journal ECOLOGIC.
April 26, 2013: On April 25, the public debate on this strategy took place. Details here.
April 25, 2013: Details and results of the campaign are contained in press release available here.
April 19, 2013: Between April 15-17, a series of events took place in Prague under the organization WEEE Forum, details here.
April 18, 2013:Between April 16 and 18, 2013, INTERPOL hosted a delegation a Romanian National Environmental Guard (GNM).
April 18, 2013: ECOTIC participated on Thursday 18.04.2013, in the first SOCIAL EOCNOMY forum within ASE.
April 10, 2013: Press release given at the end of the caravan, taken here
April 10, 2013: Within Romenvirotech 2013 the partnership was signed. Details here.
March 20, 2013: On March 23, between 20.30-21.30, with the turning off of the lights for an hour and the disconnection of the electronic equipment in stand-by we mark a positive and profound change in our way of relating to the environment.
Press release issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change following the launch event of the 2013 session of the LIFE + Program, the European Union's financial instrument for the environment.
March 21, 2013: LIFE 2014-2020 is an instrument adopted by the European Commission in December 2011, in order to cover the period 2014-2020, with a proposed budget of around EUR 3,6 billion. Details here
Conference “Towards a European waste management. National Waste Management Strategy 2014 - 2020 ″ organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania
March 13, 2013: The conference was attended by over 50 representatives of Romanian companies. Details here.
March 06, 2013: The first INTERPOL operation that targeted the illegal trade in electronic waste led to the confiscation of more than 240 tons of such equipment… Details here.
March 01, 2013: ECOTIC continued and intensified in 2012 the activities started 7 years ago. Details here.
February 28, 2013: Between March 01 and June 01, 2013, 131 educational institutions from Brasov County participate in the project “Be an example! Selectively collect used batteries. Details here.
February 26, 2013: A seminar dedicated to the transposition of the new WEEE Directive took place in Brussels on February 18. Details here.
February 26, 2013: On February 19, the conference on the mentioned topic took place. Details here.
February 26, 2013: Material provided by our colleague from Cluj, Valentin Tofana. Details here
February 20, 2013: ECOTIC benefits from the support of the producers it represents, in the fight for a clean environment. Details here.
February 19, 2013: Between February and May, 2013, the XNUMXth edition of the educational caravan through a film with an ecological message, Guerilla Verde, takes place. Details here.
February 04, 2013: We remind the producers and importers of EEE, but also the importers and producers of batteries and accumulators deadlines related to the reports that they must take into account at the beginning of the year. Details here.
January 31, 2013: ECO Education is a program to develop the responsible attitude of students and teachers towards waste, especially towards waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries and accumulators (DB / A). The press release is here.
January 30, 2013: The Hall of Fame Gala awarded the best projects of 2012 registered in Assoclic. Details here
On December 13, 2012, the XNUMXth edition of the Clean Environment Awards Gala was awarded. The press release is available here
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, as the holder for the National Waste Management Strategy, announces the interested public on the elaboration of the first version of the mentioned strategy and the start of the classification stage. More details can be found here… ..
ECOTIC, Hotnews.ro and Recolamp have started the fourth edition of the Awards Gala for a Clean Environment! The project is carried out under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the National Environmental Guard. Read more here
In Sector 6 of the Bucharest Capital, they changed the waste of electrical and electronic equipment with Samsung technology
Samsung Romania together with ECOTIC, SC Urban SA and the City Hall of Sector 6 Bucharest carried out in September, in sector 6 of the Capital, the campaign "Change waste with Samsung technology".
The draw for the winners of the campaign took place at the City Hall of Sector 6 of the Capital. Read more here….
The WEEE Forum and the International Conference "WEEE - Waste Environment Economy and Employment" took place in London on September 19-21. Read more here….
ECOTIC BAT has an operating license in order to take over the responsibilities of the producers regarding the achievement of the annual objectives of collection and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators (DBA).
The document issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests has the number RO - B&A -002/2012 and is valid starting with September 11, 2012. Read more here
The ECOTIC and RECOLAMP associations, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the National Environmental Guard, launched on September 10, 2012 the national program for the selective collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment, including energy bulbs and burned fluorescent tubes (WEEE), called "Green Day in your organization"! Read the press release here.
Samsung Romania and ECOTIC together with the City Hall of Sector 6 of the Capital and Urban SA carry out an information and collection campaign for electrical and electronic waste in this sector, between September 3 and 30, 2012. Read press release si Regulation.
"Let's exchange!" Campaign initiated by ECOTIC, together with Greenweee International and Buzau City Hall, has ended. The proposed exchange was simple and useful: for at least 5 kg of WEEE brought to one of the three selective collection containers in Buzau (Cartier Micro XIV, Cartier Dorobanti II and Zona Comerciala), a reversible barbecue and a raffle ticket with awards. …. Read the press release here
European Directive 2012/19 / EU on WEEE, officially published on 24 July 2012 in the Official Journal of the EU, aims to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), such as manufacturers, distributors and consumers and in particular, the operators directly involved in the collection and treatment of WEEE. The new directive covers all EEE used by consumers, as well as those intended for professional use. From the moment of entry into force, EU Member States have 18 months to transpose the new directive into national law…Read more here