2020 Life Cycle Assessment
150,000 billion environmental impact points saved over 30 years of eRecycling
SENS eRecycling has been actively committed to the environment through working together with partners for 30 years. With a life cycle assessment, the Foundation can show how effective the recycling of electrical and electronic appliances really is.
In 2019, around 16 kilograms of electronic waste was amassed per person in Switzerland. In the last 30 years, 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic appliances were introduced to the SENS eRecycling cycle. Viewed in the context of the amount of waste produced, the level of utilisation of this professional, environmentally sound recycling system for electrical and electronic appliances is impressive. The figures from the 2020 Life Cycle Assessment demonstrate this.
Enough materials for 66 Eiffel Towers, 2.33 million bicycles and 40 million trumpets
Since SENS eRecycling was founded in 1990, we have recovered 830,000 tonnes of recyclable material through eRecycling. Steel and iron make up the largest portion of this, accounting for about 80 per cent. 660,000 tonnes out of this amount would be enough to build 66 Eiffel Towers. The 35,000 tonnes of aluminium would be enough to make 2.33 million bicycles and the 40,000 tonnes of copper would be enough to make 40 million trumpets. These are astounding quantities. They make it clear just how important it is to recover recyclable material.