You will find recycle points at the entrance of our buildings in Brussels, Antwerp and Liège from October 14th until October 18th 2019.
The 1st E-Waste Day was developed in 2018 by the WEEE Forum and its members.
This year nearly 100 organizations from over 40 different countries, spread over six continents will be involved. The day is used to raise public awareness of e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste.
According to the UN, only an estimated 20% of global e-waste is recycled each year, which means that around 40 million tons of e-waste are either placed in landfill, burned or illegally traded despite 66% of the world’s population being covered by e-waste legislation.
This results in a huge loss of valuable and critical raw materials from the supply chain and causes serious health, environmental and societal issues through illegal shipments of waste to developing countries.
Pascal Leroy, Director General of the WEEE Forum informs that e-waste is continually increasing, which makes it the fastest growing waste stream around the world. It contains many valuable, as well as hazardous materials that should be recovered or properly treated when items are discarded. Recycling of e-waste pays off for the environment, for the industry and even for jobs!
Sustainability plays an important role in our company’s values. Our efforts in this domain have also been rewarded by the green key label for the Brussels venue.
We are proud to be able to raise awareness amongst our local communities and our clients and invite you all to help us and our valued tenants WEEE Forum and Recupel to make the International E-Waste Day a huge success!