REPIC hits three million tonnes WEEE milestone

REPIC is celebrating passing a significant milestone, having recycled over three million tonnes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the UK.

REPIC, provider of WEEE producer responsibility compliance solutions, has been arranging for the collection and treatment of WEEE on behalf of its producer members since 2007.

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Looking back over its achievement, REPIC has been undertaking an analysis of the reported EEE and WEEE trends over the past ten years and has been considering how the UK WEEE system is placed to accommodate the future changes that are likely. A technical essay will be published on the company’s Resource Hub in the coming weeks, it says.

To mark the occasion, Louise Grantham, REPIC’s Chief Executive, visited Gap Group (NE) Limited’s facilities in Gateshead, the UK’s most recent fridge processing and recycling plant to undertake WEEELABEX certification to see first hand the WEEE being treated on REPIC’s behalf.

The occasion presented an opportunity to express thanks to the scheme’s producer members, service providers, waste management companies, local authorities and other partners who have worked with and supported REPIC in achieving this milestone.

REPIC’s Chief Executive, Louise Grantham, said: “We are proud of our 3 million tonnes achievement. We also recognise that significant milestones are not achieved alone but in collaboration with all of our partners.

“Today is about celebrating success collectively and saying a huge thank you. At a time when the recycling of e-waste has never been of greater importance, it is important to recognise what can be achieved when we work collectively to improve standards, minimise losses from the system and maximise collection levels.”

Peter Moody said: “The achievement of reaching 3m tonnes of recycled WEEE is a real accomplishment and something the management team should be extremely proud of. REPIC is at the forefront of driving up standards in WEEE processing something that in my opinion is long overdue.

“Gap Group has worked well with them for a significant number of years and hope our relationship will only get stronger as we continue to invest in new and improved technology. I think our commitment to achieve WEEELABEX certification underlines this and is a clear statement of intent.”

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