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    A Wake-up Call

    In 1988, the EU Commission drafted the first directive aiming to minimise the environmental impact of WEEE, promote recycling and reduce resource consumption. The directive introduced the concept of producer responsibility, whereby producers and importers are responsible for their products, even at the end of their life cycle.

     

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    The Birth of an Idea: ERP

    European Recycling Platform (ERP) was created to provide the first pan-European take-back schemes for the collection and recycling of e-waste. Later, Battery and Packaging Compliance Schemes were added as services, too.

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    The WEEE Directive

    The EU Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment was adopted on January 27, 2003. It established the Producer Responsibility Principle for financing waste management and the creation of incentives for eco-design; the harmonization of national measures and the establishment of minimum standards for WEEE management; the preservation of resources and the promotion of best practices as well as the diversion of WEEE from landfills and incinerators.

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    An Innovative Solution: ERP

    ERP to implement the principles set forth by the EU WEEE Directive: integrate product end-of-life management into the business cycle; drive recycling compliance scheme costs down; ensure a “no compromise on quality” stance; influence European and national legislation to ensure competition on take-back markets and promote the Producer Responsibility Principle.

  • Image for ERP Kicks Off Operations in Austria and Ireland
    ERP Kicks Off Operations in Austria and Ireland

    In August 2005, ERP opened its local offices in Austria (Vienna) and Ireland (Dublin).

  • Image for The Battery Directive and New ERP Local Offices
    The Battery Directive and New ERP Local Offices

    The EU Battery Directive came into effect in September 2006. It prohibits the distribution of batteries with high mercury and cadmium contents and calls for the recycling of batteries, accumulators and related waste to minimize their impact on the environment.  ERP opened new local offices in Spain (Feb); Germany  (Mar), Finland and Denmark (Apr); Portugal (Aug), Poland (Sept) and France (Nov).

  • Image for ERP UK becomes operative
    ERP UK becomes operative

    In July 2007, ERP opened its first local offices in the UK (London).

  • Image for ERP begins operating in Italy and starts Recycling Batteries
    ERP begins operating in Italy and starts Recycling Batteries

    In February 2008, ERP opened local offices in Italy ( Milan).

    In September 2008, ERP launched its battery take-back offer.

  • Image for ERP starts activities in Norway
    ERP starts activities in Norway

    In January 2011, ERP opened its local offices in Norway (Drammen). 

  • Image for ERP becomes operative in Slovakia
    ERP becomes operative in Slovakia

    In September 2012, ERP began operating in Slovakia (Bratislava).

  • Image for ERP enters in new markets and add a new shareholder
    ERP enters in new markets and add a new shareholder

    In January 2014, ERP’s JV “Ecommunity” received the permit to operate a take-back scheme for WEEE and batteries in Israel (Tel Aviv).
    In June 2014, ERP enters the Swedish market (Stockholm).
    At the end of June 2014, Landbell Group – one of Germany’s leading packaging compliance schemes – becomes a new shareholder of ERP.

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    ERP Today

    ERP currently provides compliance for WEEE, batteries and packaging in 32 countries

  • 2015 ERP Today
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    ERP currently provides compliance for WEEE, batteries and packaging in 32 countries

  • 2014 ERP enters in new markets and add a new shareholder
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    In January 2014, ERP’s JV “Ecommunity” received the permit to operate a take-back scheme for WEEE and batteries in Israel (Tel Aviv).
    In June 2014, ERP enters the Swedish market (Stockholm).
    At the end of June 2014, Landbell Group – one of Germany’s leading packaging compliance schemes – becomes a new shareholder of ERP.

  • 2012 ERP becomes operative in Slovakia
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    In September 2012, ERP began operating in Slovakia (Bratislava).

  • 2011 ERP starts activities in Norway
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    In January 2011, ERP opened its local offices in Norway (Drammen). 

  • 2008 ERP begins operating in Italy and starts Recycling Batteries
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    In February 2008, ERP opened local offices in Italy ( Milan).

    In September 2008, ERP launched its battery take-back offer.

  • 2007 ERP UK becomes operative
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    In July 2007, ERP opened its first local offices in the UK (London).

  • 2006 The Battery Directive and New ERP Local Offices
    Image for The Battery Directive and New ERP Local Offices src=

    The EU Battery Directive came into effect in September 2006. It prohibits the distribution of batteries with high mercury and cadmium contents and calls for the recycling of batteries, accumulators and related waste to minimize their impact on the environment.  ERP opened new local offices in Spain (Feb); Germany  (Mar), Finland and Denmark (Apr); Portugal (Aug), Poland (Sept) and France (Nov).

  • 2005 ERP Kicks Off Operations in Austria and Ireland
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    In August 2005, ERP opened its local offices in Austria (Vienna) and Ireland (Dublin).

  • 2004 An Innovative Solution: ERP
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    ERP to implement the principles set forth by the EU WEEE Directive: integrate product end-of-life management into the business cycle; drive recycling compliance scheme costs down; ensure a “no compromise on quality” stance; influence European and national legislation to ensure competition on take-back markets and promote the Producer Responsibility Principle.

  • 2003 The WEEE Directive
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    The EU Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment was adopted on January 27, 2003. It established the Producer Responsibility Principle for financing waste management and the creation of incentives for eco-design; the harmonization of national measures and the establishment of minimum standards for WEEE management; the preservation of resources and the promotion of best practices as well as the diversion of WEEE from landfills and incinerators.

  • 2002 The Birth of an Idea: ERP
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    European Recycling Platform (ERP) was created to provide the first pan-European take-back schemes for the collection and recycling of e-waste. Later, Battery and Packaging Compliance Schemes were added as services, too.

  • 1998 A Wake-up Call
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    In 1988, the EU Commission drafted the first directive aiming to minimise the environmental impact of WEEE, promote recycling and reduce resource consumption. The directive introduced the concept of producer responsibility, whereby producers and importers are responsible for their products, even at the end of their life cycle.