The 13th Final of the Poland-Wide Ecological Contest „Good Solutions for Electronic Waste – Leave Me in Good Hands – 2022” took place on Friday, 10th June in the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.

Until today, 13 editions of the contest have been attended by 337 School Eco teams from the entire Poland. Those teams have been composed of 2,028 participants. We have collected over 700 tons of the used-up electrical and electronic hardware and over 42 tons of the used-up batteries and accumulators.

This year’s edition of the „Good Solutions for Electronic Waste” contest, the aim of which is to boost pro-environmental attitudes among primary school students in the field of correct handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste portable batteries and accumulators, took place in accordance with the plan, despite restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and remote education. This is thanks to a immense commitment of both the pupils participating in the competition and their school guardians. It is only through their determination and creativity that we managed to organise the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste batteries, the results of which was truly impressive. We have collected over 50 tons of used-up electrical and electronic hardware and nearly 3,5 tons of used-up batteries and accumulators.

The Jury of the Poland-Wide Ecological Contest “Good Solutions for Electronic Waste – Leave Me in Good Hands 2022” composed as follows:

Chairwoman – Gabriela Leszczyńska – CEO of AURAEKO Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego S.A.

Member – Małgorzata Tomczak – representative of Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection

Member – Nina Dudek – NLD Consulting – expert in education

Member – Beata Klapa – Environmental Education Coordinator – AURAEKO Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego S.A.

Following the Contest Regulations, have assessed the contest tasks and have announced the following results of the 13th Edition of the Poland-Wide Ecological Contest “Good Solutions For Electronic Waste – Leave Me In Good Hands 2022”:

1st Place      Ks. dr. B. Sychta Primary School no. 6 in Kościerzyna

2nd Place     Władysław Broniewski Primary School no. 4 in Zambrów

3rd Place      Józef Wybicki Primary School no. 5 in Mińsk Mazowiecki

4th Place      Janusz Korczak Primary School no. 4 with integrated classes in Sochaczew

5th Place      Henryk Sienkiewicz Primary School no. 1 in Skierniewice

6th Place      Józef Wybicki Primary School no. 1 in Rumia

7th Place      Franciszek Stusek Primary School no. 4 in Orzesze

8th Place      Primary School no. 30 – Complex of General Secondary Schools no. 4 in Rzeszów

9th Place      Primary School no. 16 – School and Kindergarten Complex no. 1 in Białystok – was awarded a Distinction by LG ELECTRONIC MŁAWA – plant visiting

10th Place   Orzeł Biały Primary School no. 4 in Czechowice-Dziedzice

11th Place   Adm Mickiewicz Primary School no. 4 in Lublin

12th Place   Primary School no. 38 – School and Kindergarten Complex no. 4 in Białystok

13th Place   Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska Primary School no. 3 in Pruszków

Members of the winning Eco teams (places 1-8) received individual in-kind prizes (such as: e-book readers, smartwatches, wireless speakers, wireless headphones).

What is more, the Jury awarded the following Main Prizes to the contest-winning schools for:

1st place – LG 55NANO756PA TV,

2nd place – LG 50NANO756PR TV,

3rd place – LG 50NANO753PR TV,

4th place – LG 43UP75006LF TV.

Members of all Eco teams received commemorative diplomas and small souvenirs from AURAEKO.

Thank you for participating in the contest, we wish you a wonderful holiday and invite you to participate in the next edition of DRNE – 2023.