International E-Waste Day - 14 October
International E-Waste Day is a yearly initiative coordinated by the WEEE Forum and its members which focuses on highlighting the profile of the e-waste issue through organisation of a variety of raising awareness and communication activities on 14 October and around that date. You can read more on the 2021 edition below and take a look at the past ones in the left hand side menu of this page.
The fourth edition of the #ewasteday took place on 14 October 2021. 172 organisations from 78 countries registered their activities, with many more joining us from around the world. This is the most ever! We are grateful to all organisations sensitive to the issue of effective and circular e-waste for supporting us by promoting sound e-waste collection, repair, reuse or recycling. You can read more about the impact of the 2021 edition here and we invite you to take a look at the materials we produced for the occasion in the gallery.
A short video compilation showing the diversity of the awareness activities (including radio and TV interviews, conferences, webinars, school and street e-waste collections, lectures, social media campaigns and many more) can be viewed below:
Pascal Leroy, Director General of the WEEE Forum, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the day, “To have such a widespread involvement in e-waste day and to highlight the issue throughout the world was a fantastic result for us. Not only has it shown to us that the e-waste issue is becoming globally more prominent, it has enabled us to open dialogues with many organisations and understand more about the obstacles faced by those tackling the e-waste challenge. The important thing now is for all e-waste stakeholders to take this success forward and maintain the momentum that we have created.”