Waste electrical and electronic equipment
Collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment has become increasingly important in recent years. To serve this purpose, various schemes have been implemented with Surovina acting as the major collector of refrigerators and freezers, large and small household appliances, TVs, monitors and lamps.
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing waste stream, growing 3 times faster than the average waste stream. In today's developed countries between 17 and 20 kg of WEEE per capita is generated each year. Collection of WEEE has thus become increasingly important in recent years. All groups of such waste are collected at our processing facilities or in collection centres throughout Slovenia. The processing starts in our business units, and continues in our central warehouse located in Maribor.
Ni debate – v Surovino dajte stare aparate
The "Ni debate – v Surovino dajte stare aparate!" (‘No worries – give your old appliances to Surovina raw materials!’) campaign organised together with Zeos is intended to raise awareness of the meaning of separated electrical and electronic equipment waste collection among primary school children and the general public. For three weeks, everything connected to electricity and powered by batteries is collected in a certain region. The best schools are rewarded with a concert by a known Slovenian musician and the town residents receive practical prizes. Through play, we manage to collect as much as 200 to 300 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment within a short period of time. But most of all, we are proud to have raised awareness among many young people through play during these years, who now expand their knowledge further.