The ASEKOL compliance scheme collected a record 61.8 thousand tonnes of end-of-life electrical appliances in 2023. This result not only met the overall collection quota of 65% set by law, but also once again exceeded the sub-quotas. The following results were achieved in the individual collection categories:
-group 1 – heat exchange equipment – 68.8 %
-group 2 – TVs and monitors – 72.7 %
-group 3 – light sources – 68.0 %
With these results, ASEKOL has confirmed its more than 18-year commitment to responsible e-waste management and continues to strengthen its position in the collection and recycling of end-of-life electrical appliances. It has long been innovating and finding new ways to collect and recycle efficiently. The aim is not only to meet the obligations set out in the legislation, but to find new ways to improve sustainability. In 2023, this included the launch of a new mobile app for mobile collections for citizens of selected locations. Based on feedback from residents, ASEKOL will continue this activity in the future.
As a leader in the field of electrical waste, ASEKOL is significantly helping to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. The environmental savings can be expressed in terms of an environmental accounting based on an LCA analysis. Recycling more than 61.8 thousand tonnes of e-waste achieved a saving of more than 243,000 tonnes of CO2. If this figure is expressed in terms of primary raw materials, it means 44.8 thousand tonnes of primary raw materials did not have to be extracted due to recycling.
“The responsible approach taken by citizens to sorting their waste coupled with a dense collection network and ecological recycling means we minimise the burden on the environment and support the circular economy. The record results achieved in the past year only confirm this. Our strategy is not only to meet the legal requirements, but to continuously expand our services, working only with certified processors and supporting people with disabilities through sheltered workshops. We would like to thank our clients for their long-term trust, and our partners and employees for their efforts. Last but not least, thank you to everyone who sorts their waste properly,” adds Daniel Šafář, ASEKOL Sales and Marketing Director.