In October 2016, the inhabitants of Drobeta Turnu SeveriIn Motru and Giurgiu, they were informed and encouraged to hand over electrical and electronic waste correctly for recycling. Almost 200 participants contributed to the collection of 1,2 tons of WEEE. Launched in May 2016, the national Clean Cities campaign is an initiative of the ECOTIC Organization, dedicated to information, awareness, and collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in urban areas.
The campaign started in Botosani with very good results (3,4 tons of WEEE collected) and continued, in October, in three other cities in Romania. In turn, the inhabitants of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Giurgiu and Motru were informed and encouraged to properly hand over the used electrical and electronic equipment at the collection points of the local sanitation partners.
ECOTIC enjoyed the support of local public authorities, in an initiative that continues the organization's efforts to generate local solutions as well known and efficient as possible in order to collect WEEE. The general context is a pressing one, given that, starting with 2016, Romania has a mandatory national target for WEEE collection of at least 40%, a target already reached by ECOTIC since 2015.
The program of the Clean Cities campaign, in October, was the following:
- Drobeta Turnu Severin: October 4 - 8, 2016
- Motru: October 10 - 14, 2016
- Giurgiu: October 10 - 14, 2016
November 1, 2016