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Can feed secondary raw redeem old appliances?

About výkupnách secondary raw materials is spoken mainly in connection with the buyout often illegally obtained iron and other metals. Few know, however, that almost a year pays a so-called elektronovela Waste Act, according to which established new rules for the transfer of old appliances. Where then with a broken washing machine or other electrical equipment retired from home?

If you are trying to live ecologically and sort waste, probably do not have a problem with the placement of plastics, paper or glass containers in the color. In the towns and villages of the extra special containers continued to rise. Where then take plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, most people today are already well known. Few, however, is sure what to do at the moment when worn out washing machine or stove.

"According to last year's amendment to the Act on Waste not accept any electrical none other than the processor of electrical equipment, electrical equipment last seller or other entity engaged in collecting recycling station. The most accessible are as collection points set up by sellers of electrical equipment, collection points or ransom respectively. collection of secondary raw materials, which have established such a place, "explains David Vandrovec, Director of REMA, which deals with the taking back old electrical appliances and batteries.

People therefore have a choice where they can unnecessary electrical appliances and electronics, feel free to leave. "You can take things on appropriate recycling vendors consumers with a large sales area, which according to the European directive, all retailers with a sales area of more than four hundred square meters of duty Free collect and transmit to recycle all small appliances. In addition, without having to purchase a new in-store merchandise, which often happened in the past, "says Vandrovec.

Seamless collection center suffers from ignorance of the law

Another option how to safely get rid of unneeded equipment, are secondary raw materials collection center, which has set up take-back locations. The problem is that not all of the collection center would have a special place. Some are not entitled to accept electrical appliances and electronics. As pointed out by Peter Hlavatovič of TSR that provides collection, purchase and processing of metals and scrap metal, people are often not sure in which consumers carry redeemed, and this leads to unnecessary misunderstandings. "Since last October, accompanied by a collection point negative campaign. People are misinformed, resulting in their demotivation malfunctioning appliances to take away any redeemed. For example, while at our branches, we have established appropriate recycling and we can do here without problems surrender all old electrical appliances, "says Hlavatovič.

Although it is certain regulations amendment to the Waste Act might seem like overkill, their main purpose is to ensure that appliances with batteries not end without exploitation. "The law guarantees compliance with the complex journey from submitting appliances to recycling including securing material yield in accordance with the regulations, "says David Vandrovec. Unsecured appliances and electronic waste ending up in landfills, for example, constitutes a major environmental risk.

"From an unsecured landfill may leak harmful and toxic substances into the air, water and soil," describes the possible risks Vandrovec. People would therefore do well to think about where the old appliance throw. Places that collect waste, now additionally take almost everything. According to Peter Hlavatovič of TSR are among the most submissions elektozařízení large household appliances such as washing machines or cookers. "We often but there are also facilities of its own production, which as homemade circular saws, lawn mowers and concrete mixers, including electric motors," says Hlavatovič.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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