When electrical and electronic devices are no longer useful for the consumer and they want to get rid of them, their good management is necessary to reduce the volume of waste, promote the reuse of equipment, recycling, and recovery. For this purpose, all the agents involved must participate, from the administration to the producers and consumers.
Waste electrical and electronic equipment management is subject to selective collection, as shown in the crossed-out trash can image, printed on new equipment. Waste must be treated according to guidelines, in the following order: reuse/repair of appliances, material recycling for subsequent reuse, energy recovery of waste and, finally, waste disposal.
The recoverable materials contained in electrical and electronic equipment (ferrous or plastic materials) represent a resource that should not be lost, and it must be recovered in the last stage of life, when it becomes waste, through recycling.
As users of these products, much of the responsibility for their correct management requires being aware and acting. Most of these devices can be recycled, but due to the lack of knowledge about the possibilities offered by recycling, they often end up in landfills. For this reason, it is necessary to take advantage of specific recycling channels.
We must value the importance of recycling correctly, especially when it comes to devices that are potentially dangerous for the environment and, if not managed correctly, would negatively affect the next generations. Our responsibility is the key to contribute to the preservation and care of planet Earth.
In order to facilitate the correct recycling of WEEE, the links below provide information about the different companies dedicated to recycling this kind of waste according to the country you belong to.
United States, Mexico, Singapore, and Canada:
Asia and middle east:
If you cannot find your country on the links below, please write us and we will help you find the nearest recycling center.