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MediaMarkt collects close to 1,300 tonnes of electronic waste

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MediaMarkt collected 1,296 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment at its shops in Hungary last year, the electronics and appliances retailer said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Big consumer appliances, such as refrigerators, accounted for 70% of the e-waste collected. Small appliances made up 14% and screen devices 17%.

Recyclable metals, including iron, copper, and aluminium, were recovered from 55% of the e-waste collected.

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