On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the Austrian Coordination Body introduced family Watt. Their first video with advices concerning the collection and recycling of old electrical appliances and used batteries is already online.
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With approximately 2000 collection centres nationwide, Austria offers an extensive network of drop-off sites for used batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Use our Collection Centre Finder to easily locate the collection centre nearest you. Show Austria map...
The EAK created this prize to honour exceptional accomplishments in waste management consulting. The selected theme for the 2017 Elektro-Nick competition was “Stopping illegal exports of waste electrical and electronic equipment”. Read more...
Since 2014, the Used Electronics and Batteries School Kit has been employed as an educational tool in Austrian schools to teach kids about topics like scarce resources and recycling in a fun, hands-on way.
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
Your mobile phone has served you well for years, but now it’s old and outdated.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
Stopp den illegalen Export von Elektroaltgeräten. Jedes Gerät enthält Rohstoffe wie Kupfer, Gold oder seltenere Elemente wie Iridium oder Lithium. Darum geben Sie ausgediente Elektrogeräte nicht illegalen Sammlern mit, sondern bringen Sie diese zur Sammelstelle. Nur dort ist die umweltfreundliche Verwertung und Entsorgung von Altgeräten und Batterien garantiert. Ihre nächstgelegene Sammelstelle finden sie hier: www.elektro-ade.at/sammelstellenfinder#Elektroade#Elektroaltgeräte#sammelstellenfinder... MehrWeniger
Mach's wie die Watts! Be like the Watts! Postupite onako kako to čini obitelj Watt! Budi i ti kao član porodice Vat! Watts ailesi gibi yapın!
Begleite Familie Watt in diesem Video nun zusätzlich mit englischen, kroatischen, serbischen und türkischen Untertiteln. Sie zeigen dir, wie sie alte und kaputte Geräte und Akkus bzw. leere Batterien daheim sammeln und danach richtig entsorgen.
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Austria meets the international target concerning the collection of old electrical appliances and portable batteries for 2018
In 2018, about 116,500 tonnes of used electrical appliances (WEEE) and 2,270 tonnes of batteries were collected. Thus, Austria has once again met the collection goals set by the EU.
Slight increase in collection of household appliances
Compared to 2017, in 2018 there was an increase of 1,25% concerning the collection of old electrical appliances from households and 7% for portable batteries.
Since 2016, all EU member states have to achieve a collection rate of 45%, for old electrical appliances and for portable batteries. In 2018 Austria met this benchmark with a collection rate of 58% for WEEE and more than 45% for portable batteries.
Increase of the target collection rate for WEEE to 65%
From 2019 on the target-collection rate for WEEE will be increased from 45% to 65%. This means an enormous challenge for all EU member states – also for Austria. There is still a lot of things to do to boost the willingness for separate collection in Austria. Especially the awareness of Austrian citizens regarding the collection of portable batteries has to be improved enormously. After all, a lot of portable batteries still end up in the residual waste or lie in drawers at home. That means harm for our environment and also has a negative impact on the collection rate.
Old electrical appliances and used batteries must not be disposed in the residual waste but also must not be given to illegal collectors. Please bring your old electrical appliances to one of the 2,000 Austrian municipal collection points to prevent Austrias citizens, economy and in particular our environment from negative consequences.
Further information as well as as your nearby collection point can be found HERE.
Detailed information about Austrians put on the market masses, collection masses, and a lot of other topics can be found in the annual report of the Austrian Coordination Body for waste electrical and electronic equipment which is available for download right here: www.eak-austria.at.