Our sole purpose is protecting the environment

Our purpose

Appliances Recycling S.A. is the official collective system that organises, operates and controls the collective system for the alternative management of the Waste of Electrical and Electronic Alternative Equipment (WEEE) in Greece. The company was approved as a Collective System for the Alternative Management  of WEEE by the Ministry of Environment, Construction and Public Works in June 2004. Appliances Recycling S.A. coordinates all the stages of WEEE management, which include collection, transportation, temporary storage, separation and treatment of WEEE or/and their components leading ultimately to the removal of environmentally harmful substances and the reuse of recoverable materials as raw material in the production of new products.


Our vision

Appliances Recycling aims at mobilising citizens and strengthening the collective consciousness of  all stakeholders involved in  the WEEE recycling process, such as local government, retail stores, schools, businesses, public organisations etc. Our vision is  WEEE recycling to become part of the daily routine, so that we can see the environment and our quality of life improve.


Our mission

The company's mission is based on the precautionary principle and principles that preventive action should be taken, that environmental damage should as a priority be rectified at source and that the polluter should pay.


Financial resources

The company functions on a non-investment and not-profit basis. To cover the recycling cost, member companies that produce οr import electrical and electronic equipment pay the legally required contribution to Appliances Recycling S.A..


Our people

The company is staffed by people qualified in area field that was unknown in Greece till recently. The company employs 32 people in the following departments: Commercial, Logistics, Technical/Environment, Financial and Marketing/Communication. The WEEE recycling sector employs a total of more than 1,000 people of all specialties like transportation companies, scrap dealers and treatment plants.


WEEE Forum

Appliances Recycling is a member of the WEEE Forum, a not-for-profit association of more than 32 alternative management systems in Europe. The WEEE Forum provides a platform for systems based on producer responsibility, for the exchange of ideas and best practices, while at the same time optimizes environmental performance through the proper management of electrical and electronic waste.



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