The Fundación ECOLEC is a non-profit private entity, established by the manufacturers and importers of large and small domestic appliances, in March 2004, to comply with the obligations of producers concerning the management of electric and electronic devices at the end of its life. Within the last years, producers form other categories of electronic devices have joined ECOLEC to comply with the legislation, to protect the environment and promote the Sustainable Development and Circular Economy.
The Board of patrons includes producers in representation of all EEE and streams. In 2008 ECOLEC started a complementary activity by establishing the system to manage the collection and
recycling of waste batteries in order to provide a global solution for EEE producers that include batteries in their products. Today, we are a one-stop solution system where producers can comply with their legal obligations on regard of either WEEE and batteries regulations.
Currently, ECOLEC has a market share responsibility of 35% for EEE and more than 250 incorporated producers rely on ECOLEC. Leadership in local consumer information campaigns, fitting of new Collective Scheme`s authorization with all EEE Directive Standards, or leading practices to fight against free riders, are some of the achievements for the last years.
ECOLEC is one of the Spanish members of the UN Global Compact committed to implement the 10 universal sustainability principles and to drive actions in support of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ECOLEC is also member of the national producer association CONFEMETAL, participating specially in the environment working group. Moreover, ECOLEC has also participated in the set-up of WEEELABRX Standards.