E-waste collection project “WEEE RECYCLED”
E-waste collection project “WEEE RECYCLED”
Electronic waste (abr. WEEE, e-waste) - waste containing discarded electronic and other electrical devices, as well as their parts. Electronic waste can have high hazard classes due to the substances it contains, such as lead, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, polyvinyl chloride (due to the formation of dioxins during combustion)
Electronic waste has become a new topical environmental problem for all of humanity. Mobile phones, computers, printers, cameras, game consoles "morally" become obsolete within a few months after purchase. Demand encourages buyers to abandon "old" gadgets in favor of purchasing new ones. All this contributes to the fact that in 10 years the volume of toxic electronic waste in the world will increase 500 times. The growing accumulation of e-waste poses a number of significant problems:
• Increased demand for the development of deposits of non-renewable resources
• Threat to the environment.
Within the framework of the "Project for the collection of electronic waste" DEEERECICLAD'or ", it is proposed to provide residents of the left bank of the Dniester - Transnistrian region with a network of collection, safe storage and preparation for transportation of electronic waste for further disposal, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from non-recycled waste, and so on. contribute to the protection of the environment and public health The proposed project is aimed at cooperation of environmental associations from the two banks in the field of joint disposal of electronic waste WEEE. The presented project is sustainable with long-term expected socio-economic and environmental benefits. It should be noted that due to the network of collection and processing of these wastes, environmental pollution by hazardous chemicals will decrease, as well as the risk of various diseases of the population will decrease in accordance with the provisions of Goal 9 of the Country Support of the GEF SGP in Moldova (promotion and support and chemical pollutants representing the global community interest). On the other hand, there will be economic benefits, since most of this waste consists of components containing materials that can be recovered through recycling and thus returned to the economic cycle, contributing to the country's economic growth. In the course of the project, it is planned to create an infrastructure in the Transnistrian region for the regular and long-term collection of electronic waste, as well as subsequent disposal. The project plans to create 100 collection points, one for each project beneficiary institution, and provide these collection points with 200 containers for storing and sorting e-waste. Accordingly, each beneficiary institution of the project will receive 2 waste containers, one for the collection of e-waste and one for the collection of used portable batteries and accumulators. Also, in the Transnistrian region, all necessary measures will be taken to inform, educate and actively involve the population in the separate collection and storage of electronic waste in the provided containers, which will facilitate their further disposal and prevent the storage of hazardous waste for many years in office buildings, schools, as well as in private homes of the local population. An important role of this project is to raise public awareness of the correct use, storage and disposal of chemicals and waste, especially in relation to children who play with used portable batteries, put them in their mouth or open them to see the contents, endangering their health and health. others. In the development of a single electronic waste collection network on the two banks, within the framework of the "Project for the collection of electronic waste" DEEE RECICLAD'or ", these children will learn how to handle waste in order to act correctly and share experience with others. -the beneficiaries of the project will be coordinated and will benefit from information and material and technical support. The project will develop a number of publications and online versions dedicated to the involvement of wide sections of the local population in the project and project activities; informing about the real situation in the field of transparency of the results and the progress of the project.

Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 29,519.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,842.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 14,757.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Denis Parea
+373 22 839-876
+373 22 839-876
Ms. Irina Pinzaru
+373 22 839876
+373 22 839876


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