Recupel vzw organises the collection and processing of discarded electro-appliances in Belgium. Each manufacturer that brings an electro-appliance onto the Belgian market is legally in charge of the collection and processing of the discarded appliances.
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11. Sustainable cities and communities
In the context of a circular society, Recupel is striving for a better living environment via optimal recuperation of materials from waste on behalf of the producers.
12. Responsible consumption and production
It goes without saying that preserving the environment is the main objective. Recupel ensures that discarded appliances are collected and recycled. We are responsible for purification (separating and removing hazardous substances) and thus we contribute to a better world. We work with certified processing companies that have been selected on the basis of their experience with ecological processing of waste, their efficiency and their price. The collection is carried out in close collaboration with the merchants and with the municipalities and intermunicipal companies. At the container parks, special receptacles for waste are available to the public. We inform and sensitise individual persons and companies regarding their waste and we support the governmental authorities in monitoring the results.