Coinciding with World Recycling Day, which is celebrated on May 17, Agremia (Association of Enterprises in the Installations and Energy Sector) has highlighted the opportunity that citizens have to recycle air conditioning equipment that is renewed annually with the start of the summer season, according to installers, who have signed an agreement with Ecotic, a foundation responsible for financing and managing WEEE, “to absorb the amount of CO?
In this sense”, they remember in Agremia, “distributors and electrical appliance stores are obliged, for example, to accept the air conditioning device that the buyer delivers to them when he is going to acquire new equipment with similar characteristics”. It is also possible, in those areas of more than 400 square meters, to deliver electrical and electronic equipment of less than 25 centimeters without having to purchase another.
During 2018, about 270,000 tons of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were managed in Spain for subsequent recycling. According to data from the United Nations University, consumption habits have caused the recycling of this type of waste to grow at a rate three times higher than that of other solid urban waste (glass, plastic or cardboard). Given the enormous environmental and economic potential that the electronic recycling sector has in our country,
Agremia appeals to turn to more than 52.In order to facilitate the location of these points, Agremia and Ecotic recommend going to Punto Limpio, an app and a website that allow, by means of geolocation, to know the point closest to the user.