WEEE Ireland recycled a record-breaking amount of equipment in 2016
2016 saw the highest volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in Ireland to date, according to Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment's 2016 Annual Report.
23 June 2017
2016 saw the highest volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in Ireland to date, according to WEEE Ireland’s annual report. The total waste amounts to 34,482 tonnes, an increase of 12% from 2015.
To mark the success, WEEE Ireland donated €50,000 to its long-standing charity partner, LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, with whom the organisation recently announced a further five year commitment to until 2022. This brings the total amount of charitable donations made to LauraLynn since the beginning of the partnership in 2011 to €285,000.
Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland said the collection project has gone from strength to strength. “The figures speak for themselves and reflect the tremendous effort from all the team here in WEEE Ireland. While increasing takeback figures always represents a priority for us year after year, this year we put a particular focus on quality treatment standards.
“WEEE Ireland’s success over the years is also attributable to the robust financial model there is in place, which enables us to keep the circular economy ball rolling,” Donovan said.