E-waste collection rates up 20%

The ECOLUM foundation closed 2018 with a total of 3,235.27 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment correctly managed at authorised treatment plants in Spain.

This was an increase of 23% on 2017 and 131% on the quantity of e-waste managed in 2016. The number of collection points also grew, from 4,914 in 2017 to 5,808 at the end of 2018.

The targets set out in Royal Decree RD 110/2015 were achieved and ECOLUM is now working towards achieving the targets set recently for 2019.

The ECOLUM Foundation, now part of Recyclia, has become one of the leading collective management systems for this type of equipment, just three years after the introduction of European regulations governing professional electronic equipment. The Foundation has achieved recovery and recycling rates of over 80% for waste lighting, enabling recycled elements to be used in the metal industry, thereby contributing towards the circular economy. With over 14 years of experience in the sector and over 400 member companies, ECOLUM has an optimised collection network, including direct collection channels at facilities, the distribution channel and the Foundation’s proprietary network.