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More and more 'heavy' the separate collection of WEEE according to data from ReMedia, one of the main consortia in the sector. In 2013, the total collection of Waste from Electrical and Electronic Appliances it increased by 2.9% compared to 2012, exceeding the quota of 42 thousand tons.
Tell me what you throw away and I'll tell you who you are. In the case of WEEE, an examination of the waste sent for proper recycling reveals which products are the most in vogue and which technologies are affected by a technological renewal. The latter is the case of light sources (grouping R5) which with 25 tons grow by 25% in the waste pile compared to 2012. The arrival of high-efficiency lighting technologies, LEDs in particular, is making itself felt.
The bulk is produced by households with 34,835 tons of WEEE domestic, a quantity far greater than that of WEEE professional products (2542 tons) produced by companies and public bodies. The total collected also includes 4260 tons of portable batteries and accumulators.
Excluding the aforementioned light sources, the group's TVs and monitors dominate with the 17,923 tons collected. WEEE R3, followed by consumer electronics, IT and small household appliances (R4 group) with 7,208 tons, and by the cold and climate group (R1) with 7,093 tons. The so-called great whites complete the ranking with 2,586 tons.
What about geography? Lombardy is the Italian region with the highest total of WEEE domestic collected, 7,303 tons, corresponding to 21% of the total. In second place is Emilia Romagna with 3,581 tons, Veneto in third with 3,108 tons. As for cities, no surprise to find that Milan has the highest amount of WEEE collected and managed, in front of Rome and Naples.