Orase Curate (Clean Cities), the ECOTIC itinerant campaign dedicated to the collection of used electrical and electronic equipment in urban areas, and Clean Communes, campaign dedicated to the rural environment, I stop in Argeș County.
In period August 10 - 21, 2018, ECOTIC in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Argeș County Council and ADI Servsal Argeș, encourages the citizens of Argeș County to hand over correctly for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), following that for handing over a waste of over 35 kg, to receive a gift voucher worth 20 lei, and for waste between 20 kg and 35 kg, a ticket of 10 lei. Waste between 5 kg and 20 kg will be automatically entered in the raffle, and can win attractive prizes consisting of gift vouchers worth 50 lei each.
The collection centers are located at City Hall premises from the participating cities and communes. Their schedule is as follows:
- Bradu, Albota, Săpata (August 10 - 9:00 - 16:00)
- Oarja, Căteasca, Rătești (August 13 -9: 00 - 16:00)
- Moșoaia, Poiana Lacului, Vedea (August 14 -9: 00 - 16:00)
- Ștefănești, Călinești (August 21 -9: 00 - 16:00)
"We try to sensitize the inhabitants of Argeș County on the importance of separate collection of recyclable waste, through information / awareness activities, encouraging them to selectively hand over recyclable waste, especially waste electrical and electronic equipment" says Gabriel Moiceanu, Director Executive of ADI Servsal Argeș.
Romania, as an EU member state, has the obligation to reach a target of 45% collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) by 2020. In this regard, ECOTIC continues its efforts to raise awareness among the population.
"Clean cities" is the ECOTIC campaign that pursues this goal in the urban environment, while the campaign "Clean Communes" addresses the rural public. Together with local public and environmental authorities, ECOTIC has informed and continues to inform residents of dozens of cities and municipalities across the country about the need for WEEE collection, providing specialized collection points.
In 2017 and in the first part of 2018, ECOTIC carried out 31 campaigns that informed approximately 320.000 people and led to the collection of 50 tons of WEEE.