Recyclia exceeds 2016 collection targets and collects more than 45% of Kg placed on market in some categories

Environmental platform Recyclia managed 13,618 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2014. Ecopilas, the foundation within the platform specialising in the management of used batteries and accumulators, managed 2,521 tonnes of this waste during the same year, thereby consolidating its position as leader in this segment. Moreover, in some product categories, 2014 saw Recyclia exceeding the 2016 target set out in the new legislation for the collection of electronic waste. This target is set at 45% of the kilograms placed on the market by producers.

According to figures released by Recyclia, the 2016 targets were exceeded in the categories of domestic IT and telecommunications equipment (51.6%), consumer electronic equipment (136%), monitoring and control equipment (107%), domestic and professional computer screens (188%), and televisions (306%).

It should be borne in mind that Royal Decree 110/2015, passed on the 20th of February of this year, changes the minimum collection target of 4 Kg per person per year, which will be in force up to 2016, to a target of 45% of the average weight of electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market during the three previous years.

During 2014, Recyclia also began to manage a new product category, that of large household appliances, also known as white goods. In just a single year, the environmental platform experienced growth of 183% with respect to 2013 in terms of declared kilograms placed on the market by its member companies.

The addition of this new category has made Recyclia a global platform for all types of WEEE. Also of significance in this respect is that in 2014, Recyclia entered into a cooperation agreement with Ecolum, a foundation specialising in the management of luminaires, lamps and illuminated signs.

In the words of José Pérez, CEO at Recyclia, “we are very satisfied with the 2014 results and the fact that we have exceeded 2016 collection targets in some categories reinforces our certainty that the Integrated Management System (IMS) model is undoubtedly the most robust, transparent and efficient model to tackle the future challenges associated with correct waste management in an environment abounding with technology and different devices”