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ERP processes 10,000tonnes of WEEE

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The European Recycling Platform (ERP) recycled more than 10,000tonnes of waste electrical goods in the UK during the first three months of the WEEE regime.

Scott Butler, ERP’s UK general manager, said: “I’m delighted by these figures, but I’m not surprised. ERP UK has always been confident that our experience in WEEE management, gained through our operations throughout Europe and combined with our open and pragmatic approach to partnerships with local authorities, would pay dividends.” Founded by Braun, Electrolux, HP and Sony, ERP now has more than 1050 member companies across Europe and has recycled more than 200,000tonnes of WEEE. ERP UK has collection contracts covering more than 300 designated collection facilities in the UK, but Butler says size is not ERP’s objective. “We don’t need ERP to be the UK’s biggest compliance scheme; rather, we aim to be the size that delivers the best possible value for our members. That means keeping a balance between our members’ obligations and our collection contracts – and so far, we’re doing just that.”