Initiator: The Romanian Association for Recycling RoRec
Do you want to collect better? Donate! It is up to you! Help us create the application DEEECollect, an application that you will also benefit from! The Recycing Patrol will create and distribute the application for free for Android and will help all those who want in a legal and responsible way to get rid of the old and broken home appliances. With the help of DEEECollect it will be easy to get rid of electric waste in a civilized way and to help the children from the Recycling Patrol to contribute to the projection of the environment in Romania. The application will read the date of the location and identity (login is also possible via Facebook) and will have 3 main functions:
The application can be downloaded from the website www.rorec.ro www.patruladereciclare.ro or www.facebook.com/patruladereciclare, by the users of smartphones, no matter if they have a subscription or a prepaid card.
Approximately 70% of the toxic substances that reach the waste deposits are formed by the electronic and electric devices that are found in the nature. Romania has a lot to recover in regards to the selective recycling of the DEEE waste. The environment law compels us to collect at least 4 kg of DEEE/citizen/annually, and we don’t even collect 1 kg DEEE/citizen/annually, which will lead to paying some sever penalties from our own pocket. The status of the collecting infrastructure, the level of the law implemented, the lack of information and of education in this field are some of the main causes of this fact. The national environment education program “The Recycling Patrol” managed to increase the level of information and education about responsible collection of electronic waste through awareness campaigns and projects. Until now, the Recycling Patrol:
The application DEEECollect will be a new promoting instrument for promoting responsibility towards environment and will mobilize communities to selectively collect electric waste. Also, will help increase the DEEE quota in Romania, according to the obligations of our country as an EU member state.