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European Recycling Platform (ERP) was founded in 2002 as the first pan-European organisation. to implement the European Union’s regulations on the recycling of electrical and electronic waste (WEEE Directive) 

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ERP now manages a consolidated network and has developed vast international expertise, expanding its recycling services to include batteries as well as packaging.

ERP is the only approved pan-European organisation that is trusted by over 2,700 members across Europe and the first in the market offering compliance for WEEE, batteries and packaging in over 32 countries.

European Recycling Platform Ireland DAC was established in 2005 as a result of the success and expansion of ERP across Europe. We are Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme, providing WEEE and Waste Battery compliance and a B2B service to members.

In 2015, we collected an average in the order of 8.64kg of electronic waste per person in Ireland, over double the EU target of 4kg per person. We collected 28% of what was placed on the market in 2015 for portable batteries representing a 37% increase on 2014. This marks an impressive achievement and reflects the remarkable shift in the public’s attitude towards recycling. 

Mission

Our mission is to develop high-quality, cost-effective recycling services for the benefit of producer members, consumers and ultimately the environment and society. Our network and expertise ensures compliance for producers and importers allowing them to focus on their core business.

Ensure cost-effective implementation of EU Directive (WEEE, Batteries and Packaging) for member companies, clients and ultimately for environment and society
Create opportunities for pan-European recycling services and cross-border competition in the waste management service market
Promote cost-efficient and innovative recycling strategies to help our clients respect the concept of individual producer responsibility
Encourage national implementation of compliance scheme Directives as established by the EU to protect consumers, businesses and the environment

International Network

ERP offers compliance and recycling services in 32 countries
ERP currently operates 32 compliance schemes
100 employees constantly manage and monitor ERP services
ERP has more than 3000 agreements with producer members
32 Fortune-500 companies are ERP Members
(Data – September 2013)

As well as consolidating our presence throughout Europe, ERP is currently working to expand its expertise into new territories, such as Turkey and Israel, and looking to develop new recycling services (such as consumables).
Braun, Electrolux, HP and Sony founded European Recycling Platform in December 2002 to implement the European Union’s WEEE Directive.

 

For more information email: ireland@erp-recycling.org