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Bulgaria’s E-Government Minister to Launch E-recycling Campaign
Source: sofiaglobe.com
Source Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: Bulgaria
Created: May 07, 2013

Bulgaria’s E-Government Minister Roman Vassilev will open an e-recycling campaign in capital city Sofia on April 27. Throughout the day, electronic waste will be accepted for recycling at Alexander Nevsky Sq.

This is the first in what would, hopefully, become a monthly event, Vassilev said in a letter to the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Bulgaria, published by chamber.

“E-waste, electric and electronic devices that are no longer functional, is a relatively small part of the amount of refuse generated. It is a fact, however, that e-waste contains components that are especially noxious and toxic to the environment and human health,” he said.

“Our goal is to show people that it is important to collect and re-use old electronic and electric equipment. On one hand, this will make us more responsible citizens, and on the other hand, the money raised will be used for a good cause.”

All proceeds from the initiative will be donated to the ucha.se website, which promotes online teaching using interactive lessons.

The recycling point will be set up and operated by local firm Ecologica, between 9am and 4.30pm on April 27 on Alexander Nevsky Sq, near the building of the Holy Synod. The company will also oversee the transportation of the electronic waste and its recycling.

The recycling point will accept almost any kind of electronic device – from PCs to fax machines, mobile phones and DVD players, TV sets and washing machines. For more information, visit ecologica.bg or the campaign’s Facebook page (in Bulgarian).

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