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.
Between 8 and 12 June 2020, ECOTIC, Buftea City Hall and Servicii Salubritate București SA urge the inhabitants of Buftea to hand over correctly for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and that each person who delivers waste of at least 5kg cumulated to be registered at the raffle, having the chance to win home appliances.
Residents of Buftea benefit from the free home collection service for large and bulky WEEE, by calling 021 31386 36, between 9:00 and 11:00. Collection at home will be done in compliance with health and safety requirements.
"It is important for citizens to understand the correct ways to dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment, and this campaign does just that. The ECOTIC campaign urges citizens to hand over used electronics responsibly, thus protecting their environment and health. ” declares Mr. Pascu Cristian - Administrator of SC Servicii Salubritate Bucuresti SA
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.
"Clean Cities" Buftea is part of 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. 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.
Through it, 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: electronics and home appliances stores, municipal collection points and campaigns on which ECOTIC carries out regularly, in urban and rural areas. Details about the campaign on fiiintara.ecotic.ro