E.E.R.A. members visiting GreenWEEE 26 June 2013
Yesterday was the last day of the Regional Meeting of European Electronics Recyclers Association (E.E.R.A.), which was held in Bucharest, between 26th and 27th June. EERA is a non-profit organisation that promotes the interest of recycling companies who are treating waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Europe.
Leading recycling experts, members of the organization, discussed about the new European Directive on WEEE and its implementation in the central and south-eastern Europe.
Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ms. Elena Dumitru gave a presentation that highlighted that the Romanian Government gives great importance to the green economy, which she considers to be the way of achieving sustainable development.
Among the speakers, we also mention Mr. Liviu Popeneciu, President of the Romanian Association for Recycling RoRec, Mr. Dragos Calugaru, General Manager of the Organization Ecotic, Mr. Ionut Musetoiu, Advisor in the Department of Waste and Hazardous Substances in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Mrs Galya Kostova, Expert of State in the Department of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management, Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, Mr. Norbert Zonneveld, Executive Secretary of the EERA and Mr. Manfred Farhner, Sales Manager at Alba R-Plus.
The event included a visit to Greenweee International plant on the 26th of June, where attendees were able to track in detail the entire process of refrigerators, monitors, central units etc., also used lighting equipment. Among the guest, we mention: Mr. Norbert Zonneveld (E.E.R.A. Executive Secretary) and Ms. Lida Stengs (E.E.R.A. International Support Manager), also representatives of Alba R-Plus, Alba Balkan Recycling, Sims Recycling Solutions, Ecobultech and Remat Müller-Guttenbrunn.
The purpose of this event and also of EERA is to advocate for environmental operating practices for WEEE recycling activities and us, as members, are signatories to the rules of conduct to safeguard protection of human health and the environment. EERA’s objectives include also gaining influence at EU-level for the common good of the recycling industry and on following and responding to issues that are under discussion at national and international level.