WE ARE RESPONSIBLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY
The fact that we care about environment was proved this year as we were given the GREEN CERTIFICATE for the collection of electronic waste – used computers, screens and printers.
The certificate was granted by SEWA, the largest producer responsibility organization (producers of electrical appliances) in Slovakia in terms of its members.
Collecting and sorting electrical waste is of great importance for our planet and the environment. The International Day of Electrical Waste, which was in mid-October, reminds us that global production is constantly growing. The volume of electrical waste is growing faster than the volume of any other waste in the world. In 2019, stunning 53.6 million tons of electrical waste was produced worldwide and only 17.4% of it was properly recycled.
More than 30,000 tons of waste is collected in Slovakia each year. In 2019 every person on our planet produced 7.3 kilogram of electronic waste. It is estimated that the total world production of E-waste will continue to grow in 2020 and exceed 55 million tons, which equals 7.5 kilograms per person.
These enormous numbers are really worrying and that’s why AFINIS Group cares about protecting nature and saving our planet.