INFORMATION ABOUT NON-HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE)
The European Commission forecasts an annual flow of waste for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) by 2020, which will exceed 12 million tons and almost a third more than in 2005 (9 million tons).
The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol indicates that this product must not be disposed to the household waste. This waste must be collected and disposed separately using waste for electrical and electronic equipment collection points. By following these instructions, you ensure that the waste is disposed of properly. This will help reduce the potential impact on the environment and human health.
EEE may contain hazardous substances (e.g heavy metals) that may be harmful to the environment and human health if released into the environment. Most heavy metals are carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and neurotoxic to humans. They cannot be eliminated, but rather accumulates in living organisms. Heavy metals enter cells and tissues in the human body, bind to proteins, and nucleic acids, thus destroying these macromolecules and their functions.
Where possible, a product of EEE should be re-used. Why not to give an old phone to others, take it to charity, or exchange it for another with your telephone company?
If re-use is not possible, all separately collected EEE must be sent for recycling. Recycling waste of EEE helps to preserve our natural resources and protect the environment. Saving our planet’s resources is firstly about sustainable use, saving materials, and reducing their impact on the environment. The most important thing is to make the right decisions that can ensure the quality of life not only now, but also for future generations.
UAB Bacmetall has entered into an agreement with licensed electrical and electronic equipment waste management centers, therefore the disposal of non-household EEE purchased from us will not cost you anything. If you have any questions or would like to book disposal of your EEE contact us:
Tel. +370-614-82709, T. Masiulio str. 18, LT-52459 Kaunas
If you would like to find out more on why recycling matters to our planet please click the link to our blog.