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weeeCan

Dispose of your old electrical appliances simply and sustainably to protect our environment

weeeCan - the can for your e-waste

We all know it: the small mountain of electronic waste lying around at home. An old cell phone, an MP3 player or three broken remote controls, two empty batteries and a box full of unused charging cables. In almost every household, there are old electrical appliances waiting to be disposed of. There are many reasons to keep discarded electronics: you might need them again someday, or you’ve built up a special emotional connection to the product. Sometimes, however, it’s because you’re not aware of the possible disposal options and don’t know how and where to dispose of your e-waste responsibly.
E-waste – electronic waste – has become an essential part of our everyday lives and the way we produce, consume and dispose of it is not sustainable. On average, the annual weight of global e-consumption is increasing by 2.5 million metric tons. The result, according to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, is 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste produced worldwide. The growth of e-waste is incalculable and for this reason CIRECON wants to show you how to leave a green footprint on our planet and protect the environment in small steps, but with a big impact.

weeeCan – a small box with a big impact.

With our weeeCan box, we offer a simple, safe and, above all, sustainable solution for the disposal of old electrical appliances. Our aim is not only to increase collection rates for old electrical equipment, but also to return valuable raw materials back into circulation.
All appliances collected in the boxes are sorted and recycled by certified disposal companies. In addition, any data that may still be on the devices is destroyed.

100% RECYCLABLE

The kraft liner cardboard box is multilayer glued, wrapped and pressed into shape, making it extremely stable.

ROBUST

The kraft liner cardboard box is multilayer glued, wound and pressed into shape, and therefore extremely stable.

SAFE

The trash cans fall under the fire protection category of furnishing elements (furniture).

CUSTOMIZABLE

The boxes are modular, available in different sizes and can be customized.

DURABLE

The waste garbage cans are reusable and have a useful life (depending on treatment) of more than 5 years.

COST-EFFECTIVE

The cost depends on the type, size and quantity and is available from a price of 80 euros plus VAT and shipping.

QUICKLY AVAILABLE

After clarification of quantity and design, the boxes can be delivered within one week.

SOCIAL

The production is done with socially disadvantaged people. Therefore the boxes are not only sustainable but also socially acceptable.

Units with an edge length of no more than 25 cm can be thrown in here. Larger appliances can be returned to the store in a 1:1 exchange when buying a new appliance.

Our WEEECan boxes are specially designed for the environmentally sound collection of waste electrical equipment. They provide a safe disposal option for old electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions and other electronics. Once a box is full, it is collected by one of our partners and the contents consolidated at a central warehouse.

After collection, the collected WEEE is thoroughly sorted and de-polluted, with hazardous substances such as mercury, lead or cadmium being professionally removed to avoid environmental pollution. Depending on their condition, the devices are then checked by our partners and subjected to a possible refurbishment or upcycling process to extend their service life and conserve resources.

We work closely with certified disposal partners to ensure responsible processing of waste electrical equipment. These partners carry out recycling in accordance with applicable standards and regulations by sorting, reprocessing and recycling the materials to recover valuable raw materials and promote a sustainable circular economy. Our common goal is to dispose of e-waste in an environmentally friendly way while maximising reuse and recycling rates to protect the environment and use resources sustainably.

The Earth’s resources are finite. In order to maintain our standard of living at the current level, it is becoming increasingly important to move from a linear economy to a circular economy. Many e-waste experts, including Craig Reucassel environmental champion from the ABC’s ‘War on Waste’, believe the biggest challenge to reducing e-waste is getting devices out of the drawers and garages and into recycling stations. Year after year the numbers of e-waste are skyrocketing.

Let us present you some tips how e-waste can be minimized.

Rent or borrow a device before you purchase

Before you purchase a new device and use it only once, think of several options you have. See if you can borrow the device from a friend or check out some websites where you can rent one. This will avoid that electronics are stored in one of your drawers after a one-off job and never used anymore.

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Donate your device to extend the life of your electronics

The idea of replacing working devices with new ones due to technical upgrades is a common behavior in our society. But there is no reason to throw the old unit away. Maybe there is someone in your circle of friends, who is still happy about it. You can also donate your device, especially IT-equipment like smartphones and notebooks, to a non-profit organization, which provides the unit to children, who usually don’t have easy access to such equipment. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

Sell your device to the second-hand market

To earn a bit of extra money, sell your unit to companies, which are collecting old devices, refurbishing, and reselling them. The units get a second life and can be bought at a cheaper price. So you make sure that every one of our society gets access to technical equipment and on the other side, this is a great way to reduce e-waste.

Think of repairing your broken device

If your electronic device is no longer working, you can try to repair the unit. Several online tutorials on the internet show you how to repair and exchange parts at home. In case you don’t want to repair your unit at home, you can visit a repair shop or repair cafés, where experts support you with your technical problem. Before starting to repair by yourself, check the warranty terms and conditions of your device to avoid loss of guarantee.