1. About the company and project
The company ZEOS, d.o.o. is a national non-profit collective scheme for waste electronic and electric equipment in Slovenia and it also deals with waste portable batteries, accumulators and waste grave side lights. In the first decade of their operation they’ve collected 46% WEEE that was put on the market in average within the past three years. Their function builds on the LIFE projects.
The first called “Slovenian WEEE Campaign” was successfully completed in 2013. In year 2016 they began the five year long project “E-waste governance”. Through the activities of the project and other regular activities they cope with the new Decree on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 55/2015), which brings a number of changes and novelties in order to improve the process of managing the WEEE in Slovenia.
2. About workshop
Project »E-waste governance« with slogan »E-cycle« (wich means »recycle e-waste«) is raising awareness of target groups about the importance of proper management and disposal of e-waste and waste batteries. ZEOS, d.o.o. is establishing a network of consumer-friendly e-waste and waste batteries infrastructure: 400 street collectors on eco-islands across Slovenia, 45 green corners in various shopping malls and mobile collection in rural areas. They organize several accompanying events and other activities (contests, conferences, workshops) as an awareness-raising and communication support for the project.
As part ob the launch of street collectors for e-waste amd waste batteries on the ecological islands in the municipality of Ankaran, Izola, Koper and Piran (in Primorska region) is during EWWR organised a educational workshop for young people (16 – 25 years).
Participants will be acquainted with all the composite processing groups of e-waste and waste batteries, the major activities of the project and why it is important to recycle e-waste and waste batteries. They will learn the location of street collectors in their respective municipalities and a few other ways to correct handling of e-equipment.