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Waste produced by Telecom Italia

05/30/2016 - 00:00 PM

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Waste data varies over time according to the quantities and types delivered to the companies contracted to treat it. The most important item of data for Telecom Italia’s purposes is the ratio between waste produced and consigned for recycling/recovery, which in 2015 was 96%.

Telecom Italia has entered into contracts aimed at recovering used, faulty and end-of-life products and materials, in order to allow components and raw materials to be reclaimed. In 2015, this allowed the landfill disposal of 1,300,000 products to be avoided and tangible financial benefits to be gained from their recovery.

The various management activities allowed logistics and network products (81,748 items) and commercial logistics products (127,782 items) to be regenerated, components and raw materials (1,012,476 items) to be sent for recovery and used products (83,880 items, almost exclusively of mobile telephony) to be resold.

In Brazil, TIM collects and manages mobile terminals, batteries and accessories at its shops through the Recarregue o Planeta (Recharge the Planet) programme. 1.192 kg were collected in 2015, that were sent for recycling/recovery or disposed of, in compliance with laws and regulations in force.

This activity has a dual purpose: contributing to a reduction in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) produced while at the same time generating a financial benefit resulting from the difference between the cost that would be incurred for the purchase of new equipment and the cost of regeneration.