WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
ELEKTRO-ADE EXPLAINS THE PROCESS AND HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEAREST COLLECTION CENTRE!
DISPOSING OF APPLIANCES AND DEVICES - EASY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND
Not even the smallest electrical appliances and electronic devices should be thrown in the household rubbish – they’re far too valuable! “Small devices” include any appliance or device with an edge length of less than 50 cm. When properly collected and professionally processed, they are a source of many important raw materials.Weiterlesen
What do I do with a broken washing machine or an old refrigerator?
There are a number of options for the proper collection, disposal and reuse of broken or unwanted appliances.
All of them are free for consumers – and good for our environment.Weiterlesen
Your mobile phone has served you well for years,
but now it’s old and outdated.
When properly collected, old mobile phones can still be reused.
Through proper recycling of broken mobile phones, lots of valuable raw materials can be recovered.Weiterlesen
Have the lights gone out? Energy-saving bulbs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury, so they don’t belong in the bin with household rubbish. Instead, they must be separated from other rubbish and protected from breaking, then dropped off at collection centres (also known as “Mistplätze” or “Recyclinghöfe” in Austria).Weiterlesen
Batteries contain a variety of valuable raw materials – and hazardous materials too.
Therefore, they must not be disposed of with household rubbish.
Instead, they should be returned to the shop or to your local
Collecting casually instead of disposing uncool
A pilot project of the Kenyongasse Education Center is setting up schools and students as responsible environmental protection professionals.
From February 19 to 23, 2018, the Education Center Kenyongasse hosted a project week initiated by the EAK in cooperation with the MA 48 on the subject of “the right collection of old electrical appliances and batteries”. The educational center Kenyongasse acted as a pilot school, with the aim of expanding this environment-educational project to as many other schools throughout Austria as possible.
Pupils of all classes and types of schools were able to find out about the correct collection and recycling of old electrical appliances (EAG) and spent batteries / rechargeable batteries in school workshops and excursions to waste recycling plants for five days. Waste consultants of the MA 48 accompanied her. During the workshops the electronic waste and battery school kit was in use, which among other things illustrates which valuable materials are contained in cell phones.
The school project week was a complete success – for everyone involved. Especially for the environment. Because on the day of collecting, which was carried out at the end of the project week, the 1900 students, parents and teachers collected more than 5700 old electrical appliances, which were picked up by the MA 48 and used for environmentally sound and resource-saving recycling or disposal. Four collection boxes full of cell phones were counted by the MA48 employees. An amount that takes eight months on average to be collected at a collection point. Congratulations to the students on this record result!
Impressions and flashlights of the school projects can be found HERE.