COSENZA – The Ecolamp Consortium collected 2,652 tons of waste in 2022. 55% belongs to the category of exhausted light sources (R5) and 45% is represented by small appliances, consumer electronics and end-of-life lighting fixtures (R4). As regards light sources (R5), the main grouping in which Ecolamp operates, they have been collected 1,464 tons, of which Calabria has sent about 9 tons for recycling divided as follows: Croton collected 3 tons of bulbs, followed by Reggio Calabria and Cosenza with respectively 2 tons. In line Catanzaro And Vibo Valentia with 1 ton each.
“In 2022, for the first time after eight years, the collection of WEEE in Italy recorded a decline, which involved all types of technological waste. Similarly, Ecolamp also observed a drop in WEEE managed last year, both in the R4 grouping and in the historical grouping of the Consortium, that of light bulbs (R5).
The data seem to suggest the need for a change of structural approach that is able to intercept growing flows of electrical and electronic waste again” comments Fabrizio D’Amico, General Manager of Ecolamp. “With this in mind, the Ecolamp Consortium intends to develop solutions that respond better and better to the conferment needs of a multiplicity of subjects holding electrical and electronic waste and to continue to communicate and raise awareness of all the players potentially involved”.
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