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Amb3E wants to recycle 30 thousand tons of electronic waste in 2008

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Maintaining the growth of the network of reception sites for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), Amb3E reported having received and sent for recycling more than 20 thousand tons of garbage. The values ​​correspond to only 64 percent of the defined collection targets, but the entity intends to reach 30 thousand tons in 2008.

Fernando Lamy da Fontoura, Managing Director of Amb3E, says that all categories of materials collected have increased since 2006 and argues that “for the first full year of operational activity, the comparison with our European partners in the same evolutionary situation is frankly positive ”, He justifies in a statement.

Having started its activity in 2006, Amb3E now has collection centers in the mainland and autonomous regions, which it intends to expand even during 2008, reaching 250 centers. The 30 thousand tons of collection defined for 2008 make it possible to meet the targets set by the EU for the collection of 4 kg of electronic waste per inhabitant.

Campaigns to raise awareness of the need to recycle electrical and electronic waste are also having positive results and in 2007 the “Electro-Tocados” campaign, which started in September, reached 193 thousand homes across the country, exceeding the initial objectives. Amb3E will now extend the initiative, wanting to touch more than 400 thousand homes.

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