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ERP leads the way in WEEE compliance in Europe

ERP is the first organization on the market to provide full Europe-wide compliance expertise for WEEE, batteries and packaging.

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A few months ahead of the transposition of Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), the European Recycling Platform is leading the way by offering extended services to electrical and electronic equipment producers and importers. These services will help producers and importers meet their compliance obligations across all European markets via optimal and cost-effective solutions.

ERP is the only pan-European compliance organization. It is trusted by over 2,400 members across Europe and has actively participated in the creation of the new regulations on WEEE within the European Union.

Through its Europe Plus Package, ERP provides harmonized compliance services all over Europe. These services provide essential support as the regulatory framework varies from one country to another and evolves rapidly, which results in major challenges for companies. This challenge has been met by ERP’s Europe Plus Package, which simplifies administrative management for producers and prevents the risks associated with the complexity of regulations.

ERP welcomed the new Directive recast when it was announced in July 2012, especially the new articles addressing WEEE ‘leakage’ through informal or non-authorised channels. “The progressive reduction in the collection of WEEE is alarming. WEEE represents a value, not a cost and the ‘WEEE drain’ is a source of concern as there is no guarantee that its treatment and disposal takes place in compliance with the standards of quality and safety that are essential for hazardous waste. ERP will concentrate its efforts on ensuring the proper and fair implementation of the new European WEEE Directive.”

“If all European countries commit to ensure the implementation of the Directive Recast, it will be possible to significantly reduce the WEEE drain and reach the new ambitious collection and treatment targets that are indicated in the new Directive,” emphasizes ERP CEO Umberto Raiteri.