PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY MODEL

Fundación Ecotic was established in 2005 to address the responsibilities related to waste from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) management of our member companies and organisations, and to work to defend the environment and promote sustainable development and the circular economy through awareness-raising and training of the manufacturers, distributors and users of these
devices.

 

Over these years we have developed a model which is characterised by its reliability, efficiency and transparency in its management, and thanks to the trust placed in us by our 867 members, we have established ourselves as one of the leading systems in both Spain and Europe. We have managed to do this while maintaining our own identity and remaining faithful to values inspired by the founding  objectives that give meaning to our work.

 

Our commitment is to continue offering the best solutions in the field of electronic recycling that enable us to move towards a circular economy model. To that end, we are working on the continuous improvement of WEEE management systems both in Spain and in Europe.

 

For this reason, in 2015 we were founding members of weee Europe, a joint venture based in Germany that enables us to offer a comprehensive solution for the management of WEEE, batteries and accumulators all over the European Union, and to provide the necessary advice for compliance with national requirements in the different countries.

 

We are also active members of WEEE Forum, the leading international association of Producer Responsibility Organisations, where we
promote studies, research and recommendations aimed at improving and standardising WEEE management criteria and engage in numerous information and awareness-raising initiatives.

Waste management

 

The primary work that we undertake at Ecotic is the financing and management of our members’ WEEE through our Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO). We are authorised to manage the seven categories of WEEE all over Spain, and to provide solutions for their needs within the European Union.

For that purpose, we develop the systems required for the collection, treatment and control of waste, and we make sure that this management is carried out in the most efficient way possible in order to provide an optimal solution for the fulfilment of our
members’ environmental commitments.

Research and training

 

In addition to waste management, we carry out studies and research at a Spanish and international level, in order to continue to innovate and improve waste collection, treatment and control systems and to contribute to the development of good practices in
WEEE management at a European level.

 

Training in correct environmental management for manufacturers, distributors and installers of electrical and electronic equipment is another of the areas in which we work, and we regularly cooperate with Spain’s leading professional associations of installers and distributors.

Investigación y formación

 

Además de la gestión de los residuos, desarrollamos estudios e investigaciones a nivel nacional e internacional, con el objetivo de seguir innovando y mejorando los sistemas de recogida, tratamiento y control de los residuos y de contribuir al desarrollo de las buenas prácticas en la gestión de los RAEE a nivel europeo.

La formación sobre la adecuada gestión ambiental dirigida a fabricantes, distribuidores e instaladores de aparatos eléctricos y electrónicos es otra de nuestras líneas de actuación, en la que colaboramos de forma regular con las principales asociaciones profesionales de instaladores y distribuidores a nivel nacional.

Outreach and awareness-raising

 

We undertake numerous information and awareness-raising campaigns to highlight the importance of proper WEEE management, which are aimed at the public and at professional groups involved in the life cycle of appliances.

 

These initiatives aim to increase knowledge and raise awareness of the rational use of technology and the need to reuse or recycle it when it becomes waste, which are crucial factors in achieving environmental sustainability and the development of a circular economy model.

THE ECOTIC TEAM

The Ecotic team is made up of a group of excellent professionals who are committed to shared values and our organisation’s way of working. A group of people who contribute their capacity for teamwork, innovation to face challenges and their spirit of cooperation with all the agents involved in the sector on a daily basis, in order to offer added value in each of the areas in which we work.

Affiliates Area

 

This Area is responsible for everything related to the membership and loyalty of the members of our PRO, and it is also in charge of technical projects, training activities, communication campaigns and participation in national and international forums on waste management and promotion of the circular economy.

Operations Area

 

This Area’s main activity is the organisation, oversight and monitoring of the logistics and treatment of WEEE. Its tasks include negotiating contracts and agreements with distributors, waste managers and treatment facilities, and relationships with Spain’s various Autonomous Regional Governments and Local Authorities with regard to obtaining the permits required.

Administration and Finances Area

 

This team is responsible for economic and administrative operations, and for providing information to the Board of Trustees and the governing body for decision-making. Externally, it reports on legal issues and on commitments with public bodies.

Administration and Finances Area

 

This team is responsible for economic and administrative operations, and for providing information to the Board of Trustees and the governing body for decision-making. Externally, it reports on legal issues and on commitments with public bodies.

Fani Cuevas

Head of Administration
and Finances

Rosa García

Secretary

Anna Corominas

Technical
Accounting

Lorena González

Billing
Controller

Mónica López

Billing
and Accounting

Affiliates Area

 

This Area is responsible for everything related to the membership and loyalty of the members of our PRO, and it is also in charge of technical projects, training activities, communication campaigns and participation in national and international forums on waste management and promotion of the circular economy.

Jordi Julian

Business Strategy and
Development Manager

Àngels Pou

Affiliated Members
Management

Judit López

Affiliated Member
Administrative Support

Anna Sillero

Technical
Commercial

Raquel Ayora

Institutional Relations
and Projects Coordinator

Operations Area

 

This Area’s main activity is the organisation, oversight and monitoring of the logistics and treatment of WEEE. Its tasks include negotiating contracts and agreements with distributors, waste managers and treatment facilities, and relationships with Spain’s various Autonomous Regional Governments and Local Authorities with regard to obtaining the permits required.

Víctor Martínez

Operations
Director

Cristina Roig

Technical
Secretary

Cristina Fernández

Operations
Technician

Marc Albiol

Operations
Technician

Jorge Aragón

Operations
Technician

Ingmar Solleiro

Operations
Technician

Nadia Jiménez

Operations
Technician

DIRECTION

Andreu Vilà

Managing Director,
Ecotic

ECOTIC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Our organisation’s Board of Trustees is made up of representatives of some of the leading companies in the consumer electronics sector, which are responsible for approving the management plans and action programmes, establishing the criteria for new areas of activity, and defining the general areas of distribution and application of the available funds.

 

Support from all these companies and their commitment to the environment and the circular economy are essential factors in being able to carry out our activities, meeting our founding objectives and continuing towards a sustainable model on which the future of our planet will depend.

Jaime Corderas

President

Pablo Enríquez
1st Vice President

Iván Martín
2nd Vice Presidente

Yong Bum Koo – Begoña Villa

José Francisco Sánchez

Ignacio Fraile Coca

Almudena Rodríguez

Laura Salcedo

Joan Enric Català

Josep Maria Calvo

Alberto Barón