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On April 9, 2019, the "Electro Nick 2019" was awarded for the third time. This environmental prize, which was launched by the EAK in 2015, recognizes the outstanding work of Austrian waste consultants, who excel in exemplary implementation of the respective topic. Read more...
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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Your mobile phone has served you well for years, but now it’s old and outdated.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
FRAGE: Was sollte ich bei der Entsorgung von akku- bzw. batteriebetriebenen Elektrogeräten beachten? ANTWORT: Wenn es einfach möglich ist, so sollte ich bereits zu Hause den Akku bzw. die Batterie aus dem Elektrogerät entnehmen und diese gesondert an einer Sammelstelle abgeben. #elektroade #altbatterien #elektroaltgeräte
FRAGE: Was ist bei der Lagerung von leeren Batterien bzw. kaputten Akkus zu Hause zu beachten? ANTWORT: Wir empfehlen, eine kleine Schachtel als Vorsammelhilfe zu verwenden. Freiliegende Kontakte an Lithium-Batterien sollten mit Isolierband abgeklebt werden - Mögliche Brandgefahr! #altbatterien #elektroade
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Motto: “Correct collection of lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries”-Federal Minister Köstinger congratulated the finalists
On April 9, 2019, the “Electro Nick 2019” was awarded for the third time. This environmental prize, which was launched by the EAK in 2015, recognizes the outstanding work of Austrian waste consultants, who excel in exemplary implementation of the respective topic.
This year the Elektro-Nick was all about the explosive topic: “Proper handling of lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries”.
A panel of six experts elected three winners from the numerous submissions from all over Austria. They implemented the focal theme with great creativity and sensitivity in a particularly vivid and informative way.
Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (BMNT) personally congratulated the finalists on the day before during a photo session at the ministry and praised the great efforts of the Austrian waste consultants.
Keep valuable resources in Austria
The award ceremony took place as part of the annual waste management workshop of the EAK, which was held this year at the Lindner Hotel next to Belvedere in Vienna. Mag. Elisabeth Giehser (EAK), Josef Plank (Secretary-General in the BMNT) and Dr. Ing. Johann Mayr (working group of Austrian waste management associations) presented the winners with certificates and checks. Additionally, the first place was rewarded with the Elektro-Nick 2019 – the sympathetic prize-figure created by students of the Montanuniversität Leoben.
And the winners are…
The Carinthian waste consultant Bettina Leiner from the waste association Spittal / Drau placed first. Place 2 and 3 went to the waste management association Leoben and to DI Ingrid Pirgmayer from the MA 48 Vienna.
Details about the individual winning projects as well as photos of the award ceremony of the Elektro-Nick 2019 are available HERE.