As the week of the 2nd International E-Waste Day draws to a close the WEEE Forum team has been reflecting on a hugely successful and impactful campaign. This year we had 112 organisations registered to take part (more than double last year’s number) from 48 countries across 6 continents.
We were pleased to this time partner with EU body, the International Telecommunications Union, and once again have the support from EU Commissioner, Karmenu Vella, who recorded a special message for the day. In addition, there was online and written press, TV and radio coverage, the release of e-waste videos and animations, conferences and workshops focused on the issues around e-waste, WEEE collections in schools and cities, cultural events plus thousands of messages on social media highlighting the statistics, the activities and the action needed.
Magdalena Charytanowicz, Communication Manager for the WEEE Forum, said, “Some of the reports coming in from participants are impressive, but even without looking at these we could feel that this year there was more happening, more ambitious activities taking place, more coverage and definitely more impact.”
A detailed review of the 2nd International E-Waste Day will be provided as the feedback is analysed and this will be made public soon.
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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