Conference on the subject E-waste management in New Delhi
Source: WEEE Forum
Many different events were held as part of International E-Waste Day. In New Delhi, India, for example, a conference, E-waste management: Yesterday, today and tomorrow, was held to discuss the challenges and opportunities for e-waste recycling. In Poland, e-waste scheme, ElektroEko, set up street collection points in Warsaw to promote the correct disposal of household e-waste and to give people the opportunity to dispose of waste items. And in Ireland, WEEE Ireland ran a campaign in schools urging people to recycle their old mobile phones by means of a pilot data destruction project.
Jan Vlak, the President of the WEEE Forum and the Managing Director of Wecycle said: “International E-Waste Day gave us a great opportunity to engage with consumers and communicate that e-waste should be disposed of using the correct channels.” He continued: “The messages of our members were well received and we are optimistic that the day has contributed to influence people’s behaviour.” Pascal Leroy, Secretary General of the WEEE Forum, added: “We are so pleased with the participation and high profile of the day. Having so many countries involved and so many different events organised surpassed our expectations and struck a positive note everywhere International E-Waste Day was celebrated.”