Get to know the world of recycling
We always aim to reduce complexity. Our learning centre helps to do just that. Here, you’ll find information and educational material related to waste management and compliance, WEEE, batteries, packaging recycling, the circular economy, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Why we need to recycle
As consumers buy more and more products (such as electronic devices), product lifecycles consistently decrease. This increases waste volume, such as discarded packaging and batteries and disused devices.
Effective recycling solutions benefit people, businesses, and the environment
Recycling saves valuable raw materials and conserves energy.
Our space is finite;
recycling reduces dramatically the need to allocate land for waste disposal.
Environment & health
A safer and greener environment improves the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
Recycling means we consume fewer materials, have less waste to treat, and spend less energy mining and refining new raw materials.
What are portable batteries?
Batteries or accumulators are any sources of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable).
Most types of batteries contain toxic heavy metals, including nickel, cadmium, and mercury. All of these metals can be recovered and reused.
Recycling batteries is good for the environment as it keeps them out of landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground, causing soil and water pollution and endangering animal and plant life. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals inside them cause air pollution.
Large domestic appliances
This category includes appliances such as washing machines, cookers, dishwashers and tumble dryers.
The first stage of recycling is decontamination: cables and other electrical components are removed; ballasts, plastics, iron compounds and other metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recovery.
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News & Events
Latest news and events
It is not only about recycling processes and compliance, it is also about networking. ERP shares knowledge, insights, and news so that together we can promote the sustainable agenda
February 24th, 2023
The European Commission has published a draft proposal for a new EU label addressing the repairability of smartphones and tablets
February 24th, 2023
The negotiations on the new battery regulation have been wrapped up
February 14th, 2023
Make your vote count! You can decide who competes in this year’s Green Alley Award