bpost to take away discarded devices

bpost to take away discarded devices

Recupel and bpost are trialling a new  service where customers can hand over their unwanted electronics to the person who delivers their mail.

 The two companies will trial a new ‘Recupel Retour’ service in six Belgian cities over the next few months and the intention is to then roll it out to the rest of the country.

The principle is simple: every time people shop online they can hand the person who delivers their parcel a parcel of unwanted electronics. In doing so, Recupel is capitalising on the growing trend for online shopping. It is an extra service for people who are unable or unwilling to use the existing collection points. It is also climate-conscious, as it makes use of journeys that are made anyway.

A pilot project will start next week in Geel, Mol, Leuven, Anderlecht, Ixelles and Rixensart. Residents in these cities will have the opportunity to hand over small electronic appliances they no longer want when a parcel is delivered. bpost will then ensure it is passed on to Recupel, where everything is sorted and prepared for reuse or recycling.

The residents of the selected municipalities will receive an information leaflet with a shipping label through their letterbox in the near future. It is not complicated: you place the electronics you want to discard in a cardboard box or a bag and affix the shipping label. (Extra shipping labels can be downloaded from recupel.be/retour).

The next time you buy something online, bpost will send you a delivery email. This tells you when you can expect your parcel to be delivered, so you can prepare the parcel containing your discarded small electronic appliances you want to hand over.

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