In 2020, we collected 123,840 ton tonnes of
discarded light bulbs
and electrical and electronic equipment.
An absolute record. Thank you!

Message from the CEO

“Our partners pulled out all the stops to handle the increased volume. We are very grateful to them for that.”
Eric Dewaet, Recupel CEO
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Our results

43 million

devices that we collected together with you


of the collected e-waste was given a useful application

31,235 tonnes

Large white goods
(e.g. washing machines)

20,381 tonnes

Fridges and freezers

51,724 tonnes

(e.g. mobile phones)


Recupel celebrates 20 years


Professional federations Agoria, FEE, and Traxio set up Recupel.

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From this point onward, we also collected professional electrical and electronic equipment, such as industrial vacuum cleaners and drinks vending machines.

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We passed the 100,000 tonne mark for electrical and electronic devices collected.

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Starting in 2014, Recycle Points were installed in supermarkets, DIY shops, public buildings, and shops

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We launched a digital marketplace for discarded electrical and electronic equipment: Smartloop.

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Partner stories

The year 2020 was once again a record year thanks to the strong collaboration with our partners. Read here how they make a difference with their dedication and expertise.

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