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10/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 08:06

Orgalim collects e-waste to mark International E-Waste Day

Orgalim collects e-waste to mark International E-Waste Day

14 October 2021

This 14 October is International E-Waste Day and #TeamOrgalim played its part in raising awareness about the importance of collecting e-waste by organising a collection of its own in its Brussels offices.

Over a two-week period, the team brought in electrical and electronic e-waste, from mobile phones to hairdryers, tablets to toasters, and today handed it all over to Recupel, the Belgium waste management scheme, for end-of-life collection, treatment and recycling.

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Europe and currently only around 40% is properly collected, treated and recycled. This year's International E-Waste Day focuses on the role of the consumer in bringing their end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment to proper collection points.

As Stéphanie Mittelham, Manager - Energy and Environment at Orgalim, said, "We need everyone to play their part to make the circularity of electrical and electronic products a reality".

In the pictures: Malte Lohan, Director General Orgalim, handing over the e-Waste collected by #TeamOrgalim to Eric Dewaet, CEO of Recupel.