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#WEEE4Future

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams and a major threat to the environment and to human health. But there’s something you can do about it!
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Protect our future in
4 simple steps:

HUNT for old electronics at home! Then enter them into the e-waste calculator below to find out more!

USE our map to find the nearest available WEEE collection point in your area

PACK UP your old or unwanted appliances and take them to the nearest collection point

SPREAD the word: share your good action with your friends online and be part of the change!

E-waste Calculator

Use the e-waste calculator to discover which appliances can be recycled, which materials your appliance is made out of and the potential emissions saved when recycling them. Then search for the nearest collection point on our map and share your actions!

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449584,53
kg
of appliances already identified as unwanted
or as e-waste in our homes!

This counter will quantify the weight of all the old electronics people find in their homes. The more people find unwanted gadgets in their homes, the more the number above will climb!  This shows us the quantity of e-waste in kg that there is available in homes and is just waiting to be either recycled and /or reused.

Learn & Teach WEEE

If you want to get a deeper understanding regarding WEEE, our modules are a perfect way to start. Alternatively, if you are a teacher looking for new and exciting topics to teach your students, follow the link below!

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Find an E-Waste Collection Point

Our unwanted appliances contain valuable materials like copper, aluminum, steel, and gold that can be recycled and used in new products. If you live in Ireland, Italy, Germany, or Slovenia, type in your location on the map to find out the nearest e-waste collection point where your electronics can be recycled or in some cases repaired and repurposed.

Before you bring these appliances to a collection point, remove any batteries or bulbs, and be sure to wipe your personal data from smart devices and computers. Please note that collection points in retail outlets are often only for small devices. 

Information provided on this map was possible thanks to Zeos for Slovenia, CdC RAEE for Italy, WEEE Ireland for Ireland, and Stiftung ear for Germany.

Did you know?

In 2019, the intrinsic economic value of raw materials in e-waste generated was equal to 57 bilion USD.

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Get social! There are many things we can do together to fight the e-waste problem! Spread the word and share your story!

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How can e-waste be linked to circular economy?

Secondary raw materials mean recycled materials that can be used in manufacturing processes instead or alongside virgin raw materials. Accessing materials from discarded appliances should be considered an important alternative source of secondary raw materials. Raw material mining does have a lot of issues, mainly concerning material scarcity, availability, and access to resources, impact on the environment and price fluctuations. Therefore, it has become necessary to improve the mining of secondary resources and reduce the pressure on virgin materials.
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Recycling 1 million mobile phones could give nearly 16t of copper, 350kg of silver, 34kg of gold, and 15kg of palladium.

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