Orgalim contributes to International E-Waste Day
14 October 2022
Today is International E-Waste Day, an opportunity to reflect on the impact of E-Waste and on the importance of improving its collection, treatment and recycling. This year’s International E-Waste Day focuses on small items of electronic waste, under the slogan "Recycle it all, no matter how small!" The United Nations estimated that the world produces as much as 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year – and only 20% of this is formally recycled.
Taking actions – even small ones – to improve the circularity of electronic equipment is therefore key. As Stéphanie Mittelham, Manager – Energy and Environment at Orgalim, said, "it is essential that all electronic equipment, when it has reached the end of its life, is properly collected, repaired or recycled to recover a fortune in valuable materials, and reduce the need for new resources".
This year, Orgalim once again contributed to this important initiative, encouraging its members to take part in it and organising a collection of its own in its Brussels office. Over the past two weeks, our colleagues have brought to the office their end-of-life electrical and electronic products. Today, their E-Waste items were delivered to the collection point organised by the Blue Point building, together with the WEEE Forum and Recupel.
It is essential that all electronic equipment, when it has reached the end of its life, is properly collected, repaired or recycled to recover a fortune in valuable materials, and reduce the need for new resources.