In 2019, Ecotrel launched its Social ReUse project in partnership with several municipality collection points to encourage the repair and reuse of electric and electronic equipment. Promoting social inclusion, the collected items such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, or blenders are prepared for resale at a reduced price while IT devices such as laptops or mobile phones are redistributed to people who need access to information and digital technology.

Last year (2022), Ecotrel recovered more than 5000 second-hand appliances through this project, with 89% of them being reintroduced on the market. Given Luxembourg’s small population, these figures are especially significant.

Part of Ecotrel’s core mission is to raise public awareness of the importance of reusing and recycling EEE. For that matter, Ecotrel equally developed a media campaign in three different languages: Everything you need to know to give your electronic equipment a second life.

More about Ecotrel

Ecotrel is a private sector initiative based in Luxembourg. This non-profit organisation has brought together more than 980 producers of household appliances covering the entire scope of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) since 2004. Approved by the Minister of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Ecotrel assumes the legal obligations of its members in accordance with the national WEEE law.

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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing 51 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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