Ekocentar 97 advocates the enforcement of the law for electronic waste, and takes part in recycling of electronics and electronic waste, by all standards and normatives.
Depending on the scope, Ekocentar 97 offers their services of e/e waste to:
What is e electronic / electrical waste
In many cases, the visible part of the electronic product is its outer shell. Except if the shell is broken, then we are rarely able to see the huge number of circuit boards, wires and electrical connections which are actually doing the functioning part of the electronic device. However those interior mechanical organs are also toxic waste. A set of heavy metals and other chemicals are lurking in our laptops and televisions. E-waste contains materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, copper, chromium, nickel, and zinc which represent potential risks to our health.
E-waste is a bi-product of our digital era. Our electrical waste pollutes drinking water and harms the entire ecosystem in the world. It is now the time to solve that problem.
Benefits of recycling of e/e waste
• Conservation of natural resources. Recycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics that can be used to make new products.
• Protection of our environment. Safe recycling of outdated electronics promotes proper management of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.
• Creating new jobs. Recycling creates new jobs for professional recyclers and establishes new markets for important components which are unique.
TYPES OF WASTE:
• Personal Computers and laptops
• Keyboards, telephones and mobile phones
• Домашни телефони и мобилни телефони
• MP3 players
• Digital cameras and video cameras
• Printers, scanners and fax machines
• Stereo systems
• Washing machines and dishwashers
• Machines for making bread, coffee and other household appliances
• Air conditioning
Law on e-waste management
With the law on e-waste management, we no longer can throw out our old appliances with the rest of our regular waste, instead there will be suitable locations for these types of waste.
The law on e-waste involves the informing of citizens and business on how to deal with waste, and establishing better standards of environmental protection and recycling, including the banning of toxic substances and properly dealing with them, as well as proper labeling of the equipment thus to be able to sort them out separately from municipal waste.
Additionally all manufactures (including importers and retailers) of electrical and electronic equipment will have to offer a mechanism for the collection and releasing of old appliances from their clientele. In short every company will be responsible for every product sold and will be obliged to take back any old equipment.