Countries

    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    Recupel

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14th October 2020

    Activities:

    tbc

    Description: The details of the activity are being developed and will be added in due course.
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    Recupel

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    October 2019

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media, Public collection, Public Campaign - Internet news, News release, Social media

    Description: Recupel is in Belgium responsible for the collection and processing of discarded electrical appliances. In 2018, the NGO collected more than 117.000 tonnes of electro, or 10.3 kilos per inhabitant. This puts Recupel among the best in the world when it comes to collecting and recycling e-waste. Since 2001, Recupel has invested a lot of collection and awareness campaign towards the consumers. But companies also have a lot of old or broken electrical appliances stocked in their offices. To offer them an easy solution, Recupel will launch a new digital platform for their e-waste on 14 October. Additionally, Recupel will also launch a digital media and public relations campaign.
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    Recupel

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    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2021

    Activities:

    Social media

    Description: To be determined
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    WEEE Forum

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2021

    Activities:

    Workshop, News release, Social media, Business collection, Public Campaign - Internet news

    Description: For this fourth edition of the International E-Waste Day the WEEE Forum plans, apart from coordinating the activities taking place worldwide, for a wide range of actions in view to promote the day and on the IEWD itself. We will reveal our plans soon!
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    WEEE Forum

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2019

    Activities:

    Social media, News release, Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: The WEEE Forum oversees International E-Waste Day. In doing so we will coordinate all the International E-Waste Day activities organised by our members, partners, associates and external companies . In addition, we will run a social media campaign, send a dedicated edition of the Eye on WEEE, our newsletter, coordinate the press release and media involvement, and organise different types of communication activities. Where possible, we will get involved in the activities planned by our members that are local to our offices. After the International E-Waste Day we will gather feedback from all the participants and promote the results and the impact it had globally.
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    WEEE Forum

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Internet news, Social media, News release, Public Campaign - Social media, Business campaign -Social media

    Description: The WEEE Forum will lead and coordinate the activities organised by the participants in different countries. But it will also run its own activities:
    • a series of infographics;
    • an animation including facts and figures about e-waste;
    • a video with children explaining the e-waste issue;
    • a report on Internet Waste prepared in partnership with ITU (to be released on 12 October) and followed by a webinar (on19 October). The objective of the webinar is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of end-of-life management of infrastructure equipment that enables connectivity. The webinar will bring together various manufacturing and recycling companies as well as service providers to elaborate on waste management of data centres, 5G and IoT.  More info and registration: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Environment/Pages/Events/Internet-Waste-Dialogue.aspx
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    APPLiA

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    Social:

    City:

    Bruxelles

    Country:

    Belgium

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media, Social media, Video reportage

    Description: APPLiA would like to create an informative reportage, in the format of a video, that aims to follow the life of an appliance since the moment it reaches its end of life and is ready to be disposed. While walking on the streets, indeed, it often happens to stumble upon abandoned appliances which will not reach a collection point and thus being recycled. Taking this evidence, together with some data on WEEE handling, as a starting point, APPLiA would like to conduct a vox-pop on the topic, leaving afterwards space to some interviews to experts while filming the process undertaken by an appliance once in a collection point. APPLiA will also contribute to the video shading light on the impact of lost e-waste for the environment and the home appliance industry. With the aim of raising people’s awareness on e-waste, the video will also show the correct steps that the appliance at its end of life should follow.
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    APPLiA

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    12-16 October 2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: APPLiA will run an awareness campaign to support e-waste proper collection and recycling throughout Europe via its social channels. During the week of 11th October, APPLiA will be promoting best practices and new figures on the state of home appliance recycling in Europe. Via various communication tools, the Association will be sharing data and involve the public in the campaign.
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    APPLiA Europe

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    From Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October 2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: APPLiA would like to create a short series of cartoon-style videos, depicting a real-life scenario where consumers are faced with information gaps and do not know how to properly discard their appliances when they reach their end-of-life. The short series would act as an educational tool to guide consumers through the right path when it comes to discarding and recycling their devices, and raise awareness on the rising e-waste issue. The social media campaign would also build up to a ‘special edition’ of APPLiA’s digital interviews, featuring Recupel’s CEO, on the impacts of e-waste on the environment and the key role played by consumers with this regard. All materials will be shared via the APPLiA social media channels and digital outlets.
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    DIGITALEUROPE

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2021

    Activities:

    Social media

    Description: Social media dissemination of IEWD messages and activities
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    DIGITALEUROPE

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    October

    Activities:

    Social media, News release

    Description: Communications support & amplifying IEWD activities
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    EucoLight

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2019

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: EucoLight will deliver a short video address to be broadcasted on the International E-Waste Day
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    EuRIC

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: EuRIC will prepare a short video of its leading WEEE WG experts including Tess Pozzi, Kai Kramer, Tom Caris, Florian Werthmann and Howard Bluck* and EuRIC Secretary General, Emmanuel Katrakis explaining the current state of play and future prospects of WEEE management. The video will be accompanied with a snappy animation of eye opening facts to raise awareness among our online followers and professionals alike. *Participants TBC until end of August
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    EuRIC

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14.10.2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: During the International E-Waste Day, we will promote a number of posts and publications to promote e-waste recycling.  
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    Eurometaux

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Internet news

    Description: Eurometaux representing the European metals producers and high-quality recyclers is happy to join the International E-Waste day and share a video message. We want to call for two types of actions. Firstly, towards European citizens to properly dispose all waste electronic waste in the dedicated collection points and secondly towards national and European authorities to create framework conditions for high-quality recyclers for safe and efficient material recovery.
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    Eurometaux

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2021 and in day-to-day work

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media, Social media

    Description: Eurometaux, representing the EU metal producers, transformers and high-quality recyclers, will contribute to the International E-Waste Day by disseminating messages about the importance of the e-waste & their contribution to secure the EU strategic autonomy. In addition to that, in our daily work, we call policy-makers for lowering the burden of waste shipments, introducing minimum standards for e-waste recycling, reducing illegal exports and increasing controls at the intra- and extra-EU borders.
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Activities:

    News release, Social media

    Description: EuRIC will participate in the International E-Waste Day by recording a video message explaining the issues related to the recycling of e-waste. EuRIC’s commitment is to represent the interests of the European recycling industries. Our primary missions are:
    • to act as the trusted interface between the industry and the European Union;
    • to bridge local industry needs with the EU decision-making bodies;
    • to serve as a platform for information, cooperation and exchange of best practices on all European recycling matters;
    • to provide the needed expertise to authorities, by taking advantage of the long-term experience of its members in recycling activities;
    • to foster an open, constructive, fact based dialogue with all the stakeholders across the value chain.
    • to promote the economic, environmental and societal benefits of recycling;
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    Orgalim

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2019

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: Orgalim special e-waste day:  Orgalim takes the occasion of IEWD to organise a special e-waste collection day to help raise awareness. The Orgalim team collects all the end of life appliances that have been arising over recent times in our office and homes and we will hand them over to Recupel, the Belgium waste management scheme. Why does it matter? Our climate is changing.  The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that the next 10 years are critical to get us on track with the Paris goal. We can still win the race and the efficient, sustainable use of resources throughout the economy will contribute. Each of us can contribute in this mission and each of us has a role to play to get there. Therefore, Orgalim takes its e-waste to a collection point - take your e-waste to a collection point, too!
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    Orgalim, Europe's Technology Industries

    Organisation website:

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    From 27 September to 14 October 2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media, Business collection

    Description: Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, will gladly participate in International E-Waste Day 2021. We will organise a collection point in our offices in Brussels for our colleagues to bring and dispose of their electrical waste from 27 September until 13 October. On 14 October, we will bring all of this collected e-waste from our Orgalim colleagues down to RECUPEL, the Belgian waste management scheme. Over the next weeks leading up to the event, we will promote the action on our website with two articles highlighting the importance of the initiative and Orgalim’s participation. We will also post on our social media channels with the hashtag #ewasteday.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    BluePoint Meet. Work. Tech.

    Organisation website:

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14th to 25th October

    Activities:

    Business collection, Public Campaign - Internet news, Public Campaign - Social media, Business campaign Internet news, Business campaign -Social media, Public collection, Social media

    Description: The business & conference centres BluePoint Meet.Work.Tech. will support the International E-Waste Day in cooperation with Recupel by collecting small e-waste (mobile, smartphones, usb devices, sim cards, laptops,…) in their buildings located in Brussels, Antwerp and Liege. Having already earned a Green Key label for its efforts in terms of sustainability, BluePoint will launch an electronic information campaign towards its tenants and clients of the conference centres inviting them to participate.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    BluePoint Venues

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    12/10/20 until 18/10/20

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media, Public Campaign - Internet news, Business campaign Internet news, Business campaign -Social media, Public collection, Social media

    Description: The business & conference centres BluePoint Meet.Work.Tech. will support the International E-Waste Day in cooperation with Recupel by collecting small e-waste (mobile, smartphones, usb devices, sim cards, laptops,…) in their buildings located in Brussels, Antwerp and Liege. Having already earned a Green Key label for its efforts in terms of sustainability, BluePoint will launch an electronic information campaign towards its tenants and clients of the conference centres inviting them to participate: - We have sent out a newsletter to our tenants and coworkers of Tech.Lounge. - We placed flyers in the elevators of our three buildings. - We will launch a social media campaign on our social media platforms.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    BluePoint Venues

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Antwerp, Brussels, Liège

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    11 - 15 October

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description:
    • Newsletter to BluePoint database
    • Posters in the 3 BluePoint venues to promote the recycling points
    • Social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter
    • Recycling point in 3 BluePoint Venues
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    C-SERVEES Project

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14th October

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: C-SERVEES aims to boost a resource-efficient circular economy in the electrical and electronic (E&E) sector through the development, testing, validation and transfer of new circular economic business models (CEBMs) based on systemic eco-innovative services that include: eco-leasing of EEE, product customization, improved WEEE management, and ICT services to support the other eco-services. ICT tools (relying on QR codes) will be developed as the driver of the proposed eco-innovative services to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and the Industry 4.0. For International E-Waste Day we will be highlighting some of the results of the project through a social media campaign that will encourage business and household consumers to consider how their use of electrical equipment might change in the coming years so that the environmental impact of such equipment can be significantly lowered.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    CEWASTE Project

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14th October 2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: CEWASTE is a two-year project funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It will develop a voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment. Specifically, the project will create, validate and launch the scheme for collection, transport and treatment facilities of key types of waste containing significant amounts of valuable and critical raw materials such as WEEE and batteries. For International E-Waste Day we will be launching a number of infographics that draw attention to the work we are doing and highlight the importance of certification schemes in ensuring the proper recycling of e-waste.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    Circular Brussels

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2021

    Activities:

    creating equitable access to opportunities by providing refurbished IT equipment for local community organizations

    Description: Circular Brussels is a non-profit and social organization that creates equitable access to opportunities by providing refurbished IT equipment for local community organizations, while at the same time:   
    • diverting electronic waste from landfill.   
    • preventing tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.   
    • saving people from suffering the consequences from ingesting polluted air, water and food.  
    What we do Circular Brussels collects decommissioned ICT from businesses and industries of any size. We securely and certifiably wipe devices of sensitive data after determining which equipment can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Reusable ICT are refurbished, updated, and distributed to local community organizations. Non-Reusable ICT are ecologically recycled by our sister company Out of Use to obtain much needed raw materials in Europe. For the International E-Waste Day 2021 we will issue awareness raising posts on social media about the importance of RE-using electronic waste and how it prevents thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.  
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    CLEANconnect

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Antwerp

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    2022 onwards

    Activities:

    Ensuring regenerative materials are used within a circular environment, among the projects we will support

    Description:

    CLEANconnect

    innovation in motion • community portal for econological sustainable innovation, connecting project resources & markets

    Project in Process (WiP by mbrace) CLEANconnect – innovation in motion – shapes econological ideas through • ECOpartner network for econological sustainable innovation projects • community portal, connecting resources, initiatives & markets in motion generating sustainable innovation in its flow with passion & purpose, enabling next-generation collaborative communities for econological sustainable innovation by corporate intrapreneur teams, start-ups, entrepreneurs & SME’s. CLEANconnect facilitates innovation in motion as a derivative of regenerative behaviour patterns found in how nature relentlessly revives in its flow. Projects and their teams are constantly on a journey in motion, driven by these adaptive, agile & regenerative principles. The foundation of CLEANconnect is based on the 5 econological pillars: People ● Planet ● Progress ● Purpose ● Passion (sustainable thrivability) practiced by our ECOpartners & expert associates, empowering connection towards a reliable realisation beyond UNSDG's for companies, start-ups, authorities & institutions. Our next-generation intelligence portal supports econological responsible ideas in motion, through project resourcing & collaboration towards realisation, market introduction & scale-up, connecting responsible innovation with changing markets conditions. The human touch is ensured through guidance by our associates, aligning best-fit supply & demand between econological certified resource partners & project owners, realising decisive impact for all stakeholders, promoting circular regenerative economics of scale and a more sustainable path towards healthy growth & consumption behaviour. https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-connectnet
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    ECOS

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    Social:

    City:

    Brussels

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14/10/2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: ECOS has published a facsheet on electronic waste to raise awareness on issues related to WEEE and ways forward. ECOS will also relay this information on social media.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    Ko-Lab vzw

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    Social:

    City:

    Mechelen

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    23-24/10/2021

    Activities:

    Workshop, Public collection

    Description:
    Ko-Lab vzw, the hacker-makerspace from Mechelen, is an open workspace where people with common interests in science, technics and crafts can meet and inspire each other over a repair, experiment or R&D project. Therefore, the idea of re-use and refurbish is very much present in our 'space'.
    We very much support the right to repair idea and we are convinced that every part of the chain has to take an active role to make circularity a reality for e-products. That's why we try to bring science closer to society. Which we also plan to do in the weekend of 23/10. This weekend will be full of activities to raise awareness in Mechelen about the shift we need to make to repair and about the concerns around e-waste.
    23/10
    10 am
    Bring your e-device to repair it or to recycle it correctly (in collaboration with 'Deelbaar Mechelen')
    1 pm Talk about the right-to-repair (movement) by Repair&Share
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    KU Leuven, Belgium

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    City:

    Leuven

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14 October 2020

    Activities:

    Conference, News release

    Description: As a part of the Sustainable Futures Research Group at KU Leuven, I will be delivering a guest lecture on "Governance and Sustainable Management of Electronic Waste in India" at PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. Further, I have submitted a few newspaper/magazine articles on E-waste to be considered for publishing on the occasion of IEWD in both English and Assamese (the official language in the North-East Indian state of Assam). Considering the fact that India has one of the largest youth populations in the world today, the aim is to create awareness on E-waste among them in order to ensure an informed and responsible set of consumers in the near future.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    Vandeputte Safety

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    Social:

    City:

    Boechout

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    14th October 2020

    Activities:

    Business collection, Social media

    Description: As CSR is a main pillar in our organisation, the business centres of Vandeputte will support the International E-Waste Day in cooperation with local recyclers by collecting small e-waste (mobiles, smartphones, usb devices, sim cards, laptops, etc.) in their buildings located in Belgium, The Netherlands and France. We will raise awareness on this topic through our social media.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    Vandeputte Safety

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    Social:

    City:

    Boechout

    Country:

    Belgium

    Date(s):

    7/10 - 31/10

    Activities:

    Business campaign -Social media, Business collection

    Description: The CSR-Project Team of Vandeputte takes the occasion of IEWD to organise a special e-waste collection event to help raise awareness on this important topic. The business centres of Vandeputte will support the International E-Waste Day in cooperation with Holland Recycling by collecting end of life e-waste appliances from our offices and homes (desktops, smartphones, usb devices, sim cards, laptops, mice, head phones, adapters, VCR/DVD-players, all kind of electronic wires and other electronic devices, etc…) in our buildings located in Belgium, The Netherlands and France. Each of us can contribute in this mission and have a positive impact on our planet and future!

    About

    The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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