The real estate industry summed up the event "Get rid of redundant kilowatts", which was held from 18th till 22nd April this year. The initiative of eight companies operating on the market of commercial properties (CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Capital Park Group, JLL, Knight Frank, NAI Estate Fellows, Savills and Skanska) allowed to collect e-waste in more than 70 properties. This initiative was also supported by BYŚ, which provided waste disposal and utilization of collected devices.
Thanks to the initiative, more than 10 200 kg of e-waste were collected. All funds from the utilization amounted to more than 1500 zlotys and they were handed to the Educational and Therapeutic Recreation Room "Smurfy" in Pisz. Moreover, all donors who wanted to be anonymous donated more than 8000 zlotys to "Smurfy".
I am glad that new international organizations joined our initiative, which confirms that the issue of social responsibility of business is deeply rooted in the real estate industry. We noticed a great interest in the collection this year. Thanks to the engagement of participants, we managed to collect a ton e-waste more than in the previous year. All means collected from this utilization of waste will be intended for charges of the Educational and Therapeutic Recreation Room "Smurfy" in Pisz – says Ewa Rasińska, JLL.
The event "Get rid of redundant kilowatts" has been organized for four years. It is related to the commemoration of International Earth Day. Within the initiative e-waste is collected in office buildings, shopping malls and warehouses. The collection is supported by educational actions aimed at raising the awareness of waste segregation.