WEEE Ireland Reports 75 Million Electrical Waste Items Recycled

WEEE Ireland announced that 75 million waste electrical items have been collected since 2005, which is over 70 electrical items per household, hitting the highest recorded over the past 10 years.

As reported, since founded in 2005, the organization has managed to divert over 250,000 tons of electrical waste away from landfill, which is equal to 50,000 truckloads. Currently WEEE Ireland collects 50% of the weight of new electrical items sold in Ireland by retailers for recycling. However this means up to 50% may not be disposed of correctly at the end of its life.

WEEE Ireland have also focused on waste battery recycling, which has been hugely successful, with over 2,300 tons of portable batteries collected in the last decade.  From 2007 to 2014, the recycling rate grew at a fast rate from 3% to 33%. The organization has already surpassed the 2016 EU expected target of a 45% growing rate by 2016.

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