The successful e-waste challenge with schools in Apeldoorn
The schools in Apeldoorn collect 3,908 electronic devices during the E-waste Race in 2022. The race encourages children, their families and local residents to be more conscious about electronics.
Students from ten primary schools in Apeldoorn collected a large amount of electronic waste during the E-waste Race Apeldoorn. In total, with the help of local residents, they collected no less than 3,908 old electronic devices.
Currently, half of the electronic waste (e-waste) in the Netherlands is not recycled, often because it ends up in the residual waste or remains in people's attic or drawers. The E-waste Race encourages children, their families and local residents to be more aware of electronics. The race started with an instructive guest lesson on resource scarcity, consumerism and the circular economy.
After the guest lectures, the race started and the pupils collected electronic waste for four weeks. They received received extra points if the devices were repaired. The children campaigned in their neighbourhood to engage local residents in the E-waste Race. Neighbours donated their old electronic appliances - from juicers to DVD players and hairdryers to keyboards - online.