Partner

Organisation Name:

ITU

Organisation website:

Visit the website

Social:

City:

Geneva

Country:

Switzerland

Activities:

Social media

Description: Infographic: An interactive of a ‘regular’ household and office with bubbles explaining what can and cannot be recycled.

Video and blog: afterlife of e-waste - interview with Fairphone.

Video: ITU's e-waste activities

Video: local e-recycling organization that refurbishes old laptops to train people in digital skills

Video: 'ask the expert' with UNU. People submit questions they have about e-waste and we answer them!
Organiser

Organisation Name:

SENS eRecycling

Organisation website:

Visit the website

Activity website:

Visit the website

Social:

City:

Zürich

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

October - December 2019

Activities:

Public Campaign - Social media

Description: In honor of the International eWaste Day, the Swiss Postal Service (Die Post) and SENS eRecycling are jointly launching a project for the collection of small appliances in private households. "Become a recycling hero" is the communication topic and we encourage families to dispose their old electronic toys with this new collection option.

We have defined two test regions for the pilot – one rural, one urban. Starting on October, 14th, the collection for private households will be running for four months. The first step in the communication process is the sending out of a mailing, including an example of the collection bag. Families then have the opportunity to dispose of their electronic waste (mainly electronic toys) by putting the old devices in the mailbag and the bag into their letter box. DIE Post will then collect the bags and bring them to one of our recycling partners. All participating families will be rewarded with a key ring, stating that they are our recycling heroes.

In addition to schools and families within the test region, the media (press) will be informed. Furthermore, we are going to promote the project on our website and through social media. With this campaign we hope to increase the convenience in collection as well as the collection rate. And, finally, we want to promote and raise awareness for the International eWaste Day.
Organiser

Organisation Name:

Swico

Organisation website:

Visit the website

Activity website:

Visit the website

City:

Zürich

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

8.10.2019 – 29.10.2019

Activities:

Public collection, Social media

Description: Every 18 months, on average, Swiss buy a new smartphone. According to estimates, over ten million old devices are stored in household - meaning that important recyclables are lost to the recycling economy. With a view to E-Waste Day on 14 October 2019, and view of its 25th birthday of successful recycling, Swico is calling on the population to return e-waste with a one-off influencer campaign: #RecycleLikeThis: Swiss influencer against e-waste.

Swico Recycling calls on the population to recycle smartphones and other digital devices with a powerful campaign. In Zurich, Bern and Basel, renowned Swiss influencers will draw attention to the urban gold mine sitting in drawers and cupboards across the country. The celebrities have already started to post on Instagram and will be present at the collection points, posting selfies with the people who bring their devices. Follow the hashtag #RecycleLikeThis for more!
Participant

Organisation Name:

World Resources Forum Association

Organisation website:

Visit the website

Activity website:

Visit the website

Social:

City:

St. Gallen

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

7 - 25 October 2019

Activities:

Social media

Description: The WRF Secretariat will conduct a social media campaign highlighting the need for sustainable recycling of e-waste. Posts will appear on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram, with an awareness raising video "Tales of Trash" as highlight. This video will be promoted through YouTube as well.

On October 23-24 dedicated sessions on e-waste will be conducted at the occasion of World Resources Forum 2019, to be organised in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Sustainable Recycling Industries and H2020 CEWASTE teams.

About

The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty six 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.

Transparency Register ID 702397445-73.

Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy

Contact

BluePoint conference and
business centre
Boulevard Auguste Reyerslaan 80
B-1030 Brussels
Belgium

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get the updates to your email inbox.