21 Jan 2019
On Wednesday 17 January 2019, Norbert Zonneveld, the Executive Secretary of EERA (European Electronics Recyclers Association) for the last 15 years, was honoured with the “IERC Honorary Award” during the 2019 IERC conference in Salzburg.
EERA was founded in 2004 by Norbert Zonneveld in cooperation with 6 WEEE recycling companies. The European Electronics Recycling Association is celebrating its’ 15th anniversary this year.
During his word of thanks he said that he stepped down as the Executive Secretary from January, but he will stay close to the Association as an advisor. Lida Stengs, who has been working as International Business Manager over the last 5 years, will be his successor. The professionality of the Association is ensured by the nomination of in total, three experts, all with long history in the WEEE business. Manfred Fahrner will professional support on the content of Batteries and Cooling and Freezing Equipment, Chris Slijkhuis for Plastics and Norbert for Economics and Standards.
In his speech Norbert looked back on the past 23 years and shared his vision for the future of our industry and the challenges that we are facing.
His key messages were:
In the 15 years that EERA exist its members treated > 30 million tons of E-waste, which is equal to 325,2 million tons of CO2 savings. EERA is proud of this significant contribution of our industry.