by Rasheeda Russell

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ERP is celebrating passing a significant milestone, having recycled over 1 million tonnes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the UK.

ERP collects and recycles Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the UK to meet the obligation of manufacturers and importers to support the costs of dealing with WEEE similar in type to the equipment they sell.

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UK households are able to take old electrical appliances to their local household waste recycling centre free of charge from where a compliance scheme such as ERP will take responsibility for the collection and reuse/recycling of the appliance in accordance with environmental standards.

As well as ensuring that appliances and the great variety of metals, plastics and other materials they contain are recycled back into new products. The environment also benefits from the correct disposal of potentially hazardous substances such as CFCs, lead, cadmium and mercury and from the significant energy savings achieved by recycling as opposed to landfill or incineration.

As a result of our collection and recycling, ERP has prevented the release of 1,400 tonnes of ozone depleting substances and saved 4 billion kWh of primary energy.

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Managing Director, John Redmayne said “We are proud of our 1 million tonnes achievement. With new technology and updated models of mobile and household devices being introduced at such a rapid speed, the collection and recycling of e-waste has never been of greater importance.

As part of Landbell Group, an international supplier of services, ERP UK are positioned to assist companies in meeting the increase in WEEE compliance targets in line with environmental regulations.”

We would like to express our thanks to all of our members, waste management companies and local authorities who have worked with and supported us in the achievement of this landmark.