Eurobank recycled 2,460kg of electronic equipment
22 July 2013.
Eurobank has submitted 2,460kg of hazardous waste for recycling to “Božić i sinovi“ Recycling Centre.
Through this campaign, Eurobank has so far recycled around 23.4 tons of used electronic equipment.
“The financial sector may play a vital role in the transformation towards sustainable environment. As financial mediators in the economy, financial institutions may contribute to resolving environmental issues, while using the opportunities that sustainability offers to the sector,“ said Aleksandra Janjić from the Environmental Protection Department in the Banking Sector of Eurobank.
Electronic waste has been recording the highest growth rate, due to the fast development of technologies. Improper management of electric and electronic waste may significantly threaten the living environment and health of the population due to its toxicity. One electronic device may include between 600 and 1,000 toxic components, mainly PVC, lead, chrome, cadmium, barium, beryllium, poly chlorine biphenyls. Proper management includes recycling, which provides valuable materials that can be reused, while hazardous materials as treated accordingly, thus protecting the environment and public health.
In addition to recycling electronic devices, Eurobank has launched many other environmental initiatives, such as support to the global movement “Earth Hour”, “I recycle paper, and you?” campaign, where the bank has so far recycled more than 20 tons of paper, and the “Eurobank PARKS“ project, where it has revitalised 10 public parks across Serbia, turning them into green oases.
Eurobank is the only bank in Serbia which has been an associate member of the United Nations Environment Program for Finance Initiative - UNEP FI since 2011, and continues to be a responsible partner to the society of Serbia within this cooperation.