WEEE recycling can also have a social function


WEEE treatment is one of the most important theme in the circular economy but can also has a significant social function as it was shown in Ede, the Netherlands, where about 40 representatives from the WEEE Forum visited the Wecycle Service Center. Here end-of-life electrical appliances are sorted and dismantled partly by people with a distance to the labour market. In addition to the deployment of people with a distance to the labour market in a Wecycle Service Center, the sorting and disassembly of the appliances increases the quality of recycling.
«The Wecycle Service Center – explains Pascal Leroy, Secretary General of the WEEE Forum -shows that through an economically feasible model, both circular and social goals can be achieved. It is of great added value that Wecycle shares its knowledge and experience about this with the participants of the WEEE Forum. Many of these are inspired to get started in their own country.»