The campaign "Be at home in the same country as abroad" arrives in Ploiești

de | June. 15, 2020 | News

Starting with January 2020, Romanians are encouraged to "be in the country as well as abroad" and to hand over waste electrical and electronic equipment responsibly.

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The national information campaign "Be with you in the country as well as abroad", organized by ECOTIC in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, arrives in Ploiești, enjoying the support of Ploiești City Hall. Its purpose is to contribute to the awareness of the Romanian public regarding the correct behavior towards a type of waste: WEEE - waste electrical and electronic equipment. Details about the campaign on fiiintara.ecotic.ro

Between June 15 and 30, 2020, ECOTIC and the City Hall of Ploiești urge the people of Ploiești to hand over correctly for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and that each person who delivers waste of at least 5 kg accumulated will be automatically entered win Vortex TV, Gorenje microwave, Rohnson irons, mixer, sandwich maker or a DEDEMAN shopping card. The draw will take place on the last day of the campaign, on June 30, through the random.org website.

The people of Ploiești benefit from the free home collection service of large and voluminous WEEE, calling the number 0244 546627.

It is important for citizens to understand the correct ways to dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment, and this campaign does just that. Ploiești City Hall supports the ECOTIC campaign "Be with you in the country as well as abroad" and urges the people of Ploiești to hand over used electronics responsibly, thus protecting their environment and health.

"We are convinced that, by promoting these examples of good practices in the field of collection and recycling of electrical and electronic waste, we contribute to developing a new mentality and a responsible attitude of Romanian citizens towards the environment," said Valentin Negoiță, President of ECOTIC.

The ECOTIC study "Quantification of waste electrical and electronic equipment generated in Romania, comparative situation 2019 vs 2015" reveals that in Romania are generated 5,5 kg of WEEE per capita, on average, per year. However, only 3 kg of them end up being properly collected at stores, collection points or in campaigns and end up in the treatment and recycling flow. The remaining 2,5 kg end up in the landfill or in scrap metal streams, leading to severe and irreversible environmental pollution.

Through the “Be at home in the country as well as abroad” campaign, ECOTIC aims to promote good practices in the European Union and to inform the Romanian public on the solutions for separate collection of electrical and electronic waste that are available to all: convenience stores electronic and household appliances, municipal collection points as well as the campaigns that ECOTIC carries out regularly, in urban and rural areas.

The home collection service is part of the solutions that ECOTIC makes available to urban and rural citizens regarding separate collection.

Next, ECOTIC will launch local campaigns in the cities of Siret, Cluj, Bucharest.