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Welcome to El-Kretsen’s Sustainability Library! On this website, we have compiled facts and statistics that relate to our collection of WEEE and batteries. You will also find articles discussing different aspects of sustainability and development. This is, in short, a forum for issues that relate to our environment – from a personal, local perspective to the larger global perspective.
The Battery Process: From Collection to Recycling
Most of us know that end-of-life batteries in Sweden goes into the battery recycling bin in one’s property or neighbourhood, or directly to the recycling centre. But what happens to the batteries after that?
Increase Your Consumer Awareness: New initiative for mobile phone labelling
Labelling that can help consumers make more aware and informed choices when buying a mobile phone – above all when it comes to their environmental footprint – is proof of the exciting progress currently being made.
New initiatives for creating traceable electronic products
In a world which relies more and more on electronics, many industrial sectors are working on creating closed-loop recycling systems.
Circularity, reuse and smart designs
Can clever product designs actually improve our environment? Yes. One example is when inventors think beyond merely the lifespan of the current product. This was something Electrolux and Stena Recycling took to heart when they started their joint project to develop a vacuum cleaner made entirely from recycled and recovered materials.
How to Give Your Electronic Products a Longer Life
“The longer in use, the less environmental impact” is true for most of the products we use. So why do we get new things even though our old products are still working? And why do some products stop working so soon after you buy them?
Increase Your Consumer Awareness: New EU Labelling System
Being a smart and well-informed consumer who knows how different products affect the environment is not always easy. There are numerous different labelling systems and interpreting them correctly is quite a chore, as is knowing what difference any individual labelling actually makes in terms of the environment.