De Schakel primary school has won the 2019 E-waste Race Eindhoven.
Ten primary schools took part in this race; collecting as much e-waste as they could between 18 March and 12 April. Pupils from the winning school, De Schakel, have won an outing to the Ontdekfabriek (Discovery Factory) in Strijp S. The City’s Councillor for Sustainability, Jan van der Meer awarded the prize.
Together, the ten participating schools managed to collect a total of 28,313 broken electronic devices. Residents were able to register their electronic waste on the race’s website. This waste included items such as hairdryers, DVD-players and the like.
The waste management company, Cure, ensured this waste was recycled at recycling plants. The waste was collected from people’s homes, by appointment, by the pupils.
The E-waste Race Eindhoven is a combined initiative of Cure and the Eindhoven Municipality. Its goal is to promote people to separate electronic waste from regular rubbish.
Translator: Melinda Walraven