At the end of the year we usually become a bit more wasteful – this is accompanied with a number of benefits and discounts which are widely advertised by sellers. Many of you are probably looking forward to new electrical or electronic equipment- that are often exchange for old and clapped-out devices. How to deal with the latter? All the answers are available in the lobby of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning with the exhibition of LIFE Projects Slovenian WEEE Campaign and LIFE E-Waste Management, which were created under the auspices of company ZEOS.
The project entitled Slovenian WEEE campaigns lasted from 2011 to 2013 with the aim of the long term raising awareness and pursuing positive effects regarding the proper handling of electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE) waste and waste portable batteries and accumulators (OPBA). Despite the end of the project, the content is still current and it can be praised with the prestigious Best of the Best award in the field of environmental education and information. With the received recognition, the project ranked among the top eight projects in the EU in 2014.
E-waste management with the slogan E-Cycle, which promotes the separation of e-waste and waste batteries, has started in 2016. The project focuses on intensive and continuous informing of users and consumers of e-devices and batteries about their need for separation and negative effects on the environment and human health in case of inadequate handling of them. The goal of the four-year project is to establish an infrastructure network across Slovenia for the easiest and most accessible option of separating e-waste and waste batteries. Achieving this goal is based on three main activities:
– street collection bins, where you can deliver e-waste in sizes up to 40x25x25 cm, such as small household appliances, computer equipment and entertainment electronics, other small equipment and tools, toys, portable batteries and accumulators;
– green corners intended for the delivery of e-waste and waste batteries;
– mobile collection for e-waste and waste batteries, which will be organized for all remote households.
New locations where you can deliver e-waste
In addition to collection centres and campaigns organized by public utility, ZEOS also provided additional locations for the delivery of e-waste through the LIFE project campaigns. Street collectors and green corners are present in all locations throughout Slovenia. Find on the map which is closest to you.
You are invited to get more information at the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, where you will be able to see an exhibition of both projects until the beginning of January 2018. Projects are co-financed by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.